Friday, April 08, 2011

order of the day

there are days,
I remember tossing out
of that side broken window. 
I can't recall the contents of those days.
I have gone out numerous times
to pick up those days, 
however, someone else has taken them-
maybe reused after dusting.

"now that window is mended
I want the days back in their proper place"

40 comments:

Stan Ski said...

I'm all for recycling days when things didn't work out.

izzy said...

What a lovely piece! I can't say what I like best - thanks for sharing!

Brian Miller said...

but once tossed you cant get them back...

thingy said...

Ooh, this has got me thinking.

honeyhaiku said...

This is the work great thought.

Elizabeth said...

Don't we all want some of them back? And we do get them in some nature by writing poems, like this one that others can reuse in thought and response. Always a fan, Gautami,

Elizabeth

budh.aaah said...

Love the words Gautami..yeah want those days back..maybe wouldnt toss em out this time over.

Uma said...

Lovely. Like this line - "I can't recall the contents of those days".

Ramesh Sood said...

Contents have to be very beautiful..else why should one pick them up...and you were tossing because you found the next better...well done Gautami..

G-Man said...

Gautami...?
Thare are many days that I'd like back!
Very thoughtful and pensive My Friend.
Excellent 55.
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End

flaubert said...

I too, would like back some days, excellent poem, Gautami.

Pamela

barbara said...

Guess it's like killing time.
I like your broken window.

lime said...

what a vivid image to perfectly convey that idea. all those days in a heap with shards of glass beneath the window.

Monkey Man said...

They are what they are.

Titanium said...

May the days be returned to you in far better condition than the first time around.

Perhaps they will return to read your words... they would be wise to do so!

Eric 'Bubba' Alder said...

Unfortuantely, sometimes we can't get back things we've tossed out.

Interesting 55, Gautami!

Jingle said...

we wish to relive life, yet we never know if you have other option, what result that decision will lead to...

Mona said...

recycling days is a novel idea! I love your writing!

Alice Audrey said...

Reused after dusting gives me this mental image of a maid in the middle of the room waving a feather duster around at thin air.

Jannie Funster said...

Most of my days are a tossed blur too, dusted ane perhaps reused by smiling ones I never actually met.

So many mysteries.

So many days to come, ones of wonder and light.

xoox

vivinfrance said...

I loved this. Thank you for the thoughts.

Elaine said...

You always write so well...doesn't matter what the word count is!

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Ha. I like that one. :)

sharplittlepencil said...

Loved this, Gautami. I've also tossed lots of days through my own carelessness or sense of immortality, as though days would always be in plentiful supply. Hope someone else DID use them, because I sure squandered them!

A giggle for you:
http://sharplittlepencil.wordpress.com/2011/04/08/you-said-it/
Amy

Linda said...

I love the idea of tossing some days out.

Mama Zen said...

Got me thinking, too!

magiceye said...

wonderful concept!

nan said...

do we forget what we reject? is the rejected taken? I really like what you did with this.

Agnija said...

Lovely.

Tumblewords: said...

An excellent poem! I'd like a batch of my days back, too.

brenda w said...

The first three lines are riveting. I love this poem.

ladynimue said...

what wonderful imagery of the days !!
wow !

Someone is Special said...

great thought..here is my poetic 55... a dream she is... a kiss seals it...

Someone is Special

LKHarris-Kolp said...

Funny how things seem so important at the time and then we forget about what really happened as time passes... great piece!

~laurie

Mr. Walker said...

Great take on the prompt of the broken window. It's as if the days were broken too, tossed away. The regret in this poem is haunting.

Joseph Harker said...

I adore this one, tightly woven and well-said.

Deb said...

Such an interesting way to look at it.

Akelamalu said...

Ah the one thing one can never get back - time.

Rallentanda said...

Ha!clever. Well done. Enjoyed this one.

ayala said...

This is lovely...the last line perfect :)