Monday, April 11, 2011

physics of it all

residual burnt ochre-
I can't taste it now
veiled in that glass is my PostSecret
if you look long enough
you might get to the bottom
a broken, battered bottom
I fixed temporarily with cello tape
yet you can see spills on the table-
blotched yet has personality

"and yes, I see pillars come out of the glass-
laws of Physics can be defied, you know"


Stan Ski said...

Cool post, like it a lot.

vivinfrance said...

and I did. Pity about the marks on the table, though.

SweetTalkingGuy said...

You have a wonderful imagination!!


Mary said...

Thankfully some things can be fixed at least temporarily with cello tape. Nicely expressed!

Jeeves said...

Wow!!!Battered bottom to spills in table...says a lot

flaubert said...

Beautifully imaginative, Gautami.


Isabel Doyle said...


R. Burnett Baker said...

Nice write! " can see spills on the table - bloched yet has personality." This resonates with me, and probably anyone who's getting older, and aged like fine wine!


John McElveen said...

WOW!!!! LOved it--and thanks so much for your visit!


Anonymous said...

Clever turn of phrase. vb

Jinksy said...

Now you mention it, I too can see the sellotape and the pillars! Who said the camera never lies? LOL

Priyanka Bhowmick said...

very well explained with good imagery and thought.

thingy said...

I like that you chose the table to write about. It caught my interest, too. The stories it could tell.

Terrific, Gautami.

Amanda Moore said...

if the glass is life then my cello tape came loose a very long time ago but I am rather proud of the marks it left!=) I really enjoy this piece you did great with the prompt

Ann Grenier said...

Interesting how you interpreted the glass stems as pillars---of course they are. I wonder if you extended that metaphor to a vision of broken pillars as in society/culture ?
Thanks for visiting at my place.

Judy Roney said...

Your interpretation of this photo is so cool. Love "residual burnt ochre". I could smell and and taste it then, as well as see the drink in the glass. Cool!

Li @Flash Fiction said...

Well done. It's fresh, it flows, and it utilizes all of the elements in the picture.

Margaret Pangert said...

A lot of feeling here, Gautami! ... trying to veil the hurt and pain with tape. Beautiful poetry, figurative language. And I also see slim little pillars coming out of the center of each golden pool... xxox

Reflections said...

Wonderful play on imagery on this one.

Tumblewords: said...

Tape is essential - a nicely wrapped poem!

Everyday Goddess said...

intense images!

Lena said...

Now THAT is one clever and telling tale...!

Glenn Buttkus said...

Began as poetry, with a stroll
into the languid landscape of
quantum mathematics, the soul
of art, or music, lost for a sad
moment in an abstract painting,
and alien fantasy field full of
glass pillars, with a wine-colored
creek coursing through the center,
and then back to the puncheon
wood, the table, the stains;
a fine journey and juxtaposition.

Trellissimo said...

broken, battered bottom ?

Sounds painful! LOL

Promising Poets Parking Lot said...

some sadness,
perfectly said.

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