Thursday, April 14, 2011

hidden

the furniture, they know my secret
deep in their belly, 
they hide my amber scarf
I have looked for it everywhere
found spots of soups 
we used to share
and a single coin
few beads
your gold cuff link
I found a breath too
yours or mine
I can't say

"do store in Pandora's box"

34 comments:

Ramesh Sood said...

Very nice...as always..Gautami..

Everyday Goddess said...

right, what does happen to all those experiences? good answer!

dustus said...

The personification of the couch is well done; and the reference to Pandora's Box fitting when considering memories.

Monkey Man said...

Couches have great appetites. Like Dustus, I love the personification of the couch.

Teresa said...

Wonderful and creative! Just like walls, if only the couch could talk...

Titanium said...

That explains so much! I'll check my couch and see if it ate my long term memory (as well as my spare time).

Great 55, Gautami!

Brian Miller said...

haha...hoping i find a little change inmy couch...nice ref to pandoras box...

ayala said...

Very nice!!

Margaret said...

splendid creativity!

G-Man said...

Yes Gautami, Ive been 'Mugged' by the furniture a few times in my life
Excellent 55 My Friend.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

dsnake1 said...

ooh, this is beautiful!

Shanae Branham said...

Very interesting point of view! Thanks for playing. You did very well. If you would like to catch my 55:

Click here to check my 55 out

lucychili said...

and my knitting needle!

Stan Ski said...

That answers a lot of qestions... :)

Linda said...

Ah—what you found is a story in itself

Lolamouse said...

Very nice! Let's hope the couch never talks! Does it take socks from the dryer too?

vivinfrance said...

Oh how true! I love it, specially the reference to the legendary Pandora - if we hope, we will always find because of the indestructibility of matter.

TALON said...

What a great 55 - the personification of the furniture is brilliant!

Mike Patrick said...

So many times one loses one's breath, and now we learn, it remains.

Olivia said...

lolsssss..

That's nice.. furnitures n their appetite!

Memento

Weekend Hugs xx

Alice Audrey said...

It's enough to make you think twice about sticking your hand down between the pillows, isn't it?

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Love the images and witty punchline.

~laurie

Katherines Corner said...

beautiful

Jannie Funster said...

Sorry about your amber scarf. I bet it ran off with my first vocal recorder, my long green sock, and my brother's first piggy-bank, the latter which went missing in 1969.

xo

Kim Nelson said...

I love the reference to and confusion about the breath... wonderful change of tone, topic.

flaubert said...

An excellent reference, Gautami.

Pamela

Steve Isaak said...

Exemplary, clever.

turtlememoir said...

Nice, and if your furniture is at all like mine, it's probably also hiding a single sock or two. :) Loved the bit about finding a breath and not knowing whether it's "yours or mine" - something deeply sensual about this, I think...

Jeanne Aguilar said...

Very enjoyable...and what would the amber scarf say if ever found?

Amropali said...

I liked the pathos in the situation.

but as a person with major foot in the mouth syndrome...this can actually be a scary situation to be in, for me. :p

Dick said...

What is it about the strange appetites of sofas? This captures a strange truth very well.

Agnija said...

Voracious appetite indeed! And they have swallowed my remotes, phones and even laptop power cords. Nice work.

DJ Vorreyer said...

I really like the simplicity of this one - the images are little capsules of a relationship.

Deb said...

one of my favorites of yours. clear, yet mysterious. lovely balance.