Thursday, September 08, 2011

noting it all down

my notebook collects dust
papers flutter
the corners get folded
I move the dust with my fingers
cool air from the ocean touch me
the open window calls out
my eyes move over my notebook again
this time, it is electronic,
a very flat surface

"particles drift into each other
pour into impersonal electromagnetic aura"

23 comments:

ayala said...

Lovely....

PattiKen said...

Very nice, I'm very familiar with that dust...

Brian Miller said...

smiles. happens to all of us at times...and may the muse find you ready...

Morning said...

enjoyed your situation.
fabulous 55.

Heaven said...

hope you find your muse...happy day ~

G-Man said...

Uh Huh....
Going Hi-Tech!!!
Love having you back Gautami,
Loved your 55.
You write with such Ease...
Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End...G

Gemma Wiseman said...

A diverging thought...There is something so impersonal about the electronic page. No amount of dust can ever replace the page of paper from Nature's woods!

Monkey Man said...

Quite the transition.

Kim Nelson said...

You made me yearn for ocean breezes instead of cold AC and 108f outdoors...

Laurie Kolp said...

Dreamy and soothing.

Margaret said...

But we must step away and experience those summer breezes in order to write of them... :) Sometimes letting the dust gather on paper is a good thing.

Mike Patrick said...

Ocean breezes would be nice. I'm used to dust and pollen blowing in when the window is open--but I still love the breeze.

Bone said...

I often wonder if I shouldn't try writing more often in the old kind of notebook.

Daydreamertoo said...

Lovely 55

Kerry O'Connor said...

An interesting angle on the window theme.

Mama Zen said...

Nice write!

Doctor FTSE said...

Very accomplished. Thank you.

Ella said...

Your poem makes me homesick; I am from an old, dusty home by the ocean!
Ah, the view is so beautiful and the dust is the lingering memories!
I really enjoyed your poem~

hope said...

A nice, gentle start to the morning..thank you!

Have a lovely weekend.

Alice Audrey said...

And yet these impersonal, flat surfaced particles have brought you closer to me. I count it as a good thing.

MorningAJ said...

I love that. Love the particles Great poem.

Nara Malone said...

It sounds like we've been stuck in the same place the last couple of weeks. But even when you write aout not writing, you do it so beautifully.

izzy said...

I love the scene you set! I have a desk covered in papers and notebooks; things I need to sort
through-my real writing happens somewhere else! thanks.