Sunday, January 27, 2013

vinyl dreams

Charlotte Gainsbourg, AnOther
lost in the vinyls
she looks out into her past
trapped in the circle of life
she does not not subscribe to sadness
everything can be said but it is never ever done
edges are always raw
one has to scale that
in the mist of the songs in her mind
chimes are curved, scattered and tattered
a mirror reflects the vast step she has taken
no one skirted the issues like she did
holding on to the last straw was never her agenda

vinyl is plastic, undead to environment
jumbled songs play out cheerily loud
bravo for it, bravo for it

36 comments:

Josie Two Shoes said...

679"She does not subscribe to sadness"... powerful words indeed! It is a choice, if we will let our life be filled with sadness and regret, or we will choose to live and laugh and love again.

Laura said...

"in the mist of the songs in her mind
chimes are curved, scattered and tattered
a mirror reflects the vast step she has taken" so sad what goes unnoticed, the courage we each possess in a single moment.

Paige Nicole said...

in the mist of songs in her mind.
it is a mist those old painful songs.

Za faran said...

Powerful...'doesn't subscribe to sadness' is my fav line too

Kathe W. said...

love this line:
holding on to the last straw was never her agenda

zongrik said...

i like chimes are curved

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christopher said...

this one reads like a contemporary song if only you had a top end composer to be free with the words behind them, threaded through them like the smoke of some dream tamped down in the nearby hookah.

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Stan Ski said...

Great post... though I prefer CD's...

Tess Kincaid said...

Vinyl is plastic...undead...oh yeah...

gsb said...

excellent a lot of good lines and the thought is awesome.

Marian Veverka said...

powerful portrait. Didn;t even notice the wordls ords - they are so skillfully interwoven!

oldegg said...

What nostalgia there is in piece. The sadness of times now lost.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

A poem written by a brave heart. I love the "songs in her mind, chimes are curved, scattered and tattered" the best too.

joanne said...

unusual and unique....some of your beautiful lines are going round and round and....

flaubert said...

Like what you did here with the words, Gautami. It reminds me of the shipment of old vinyls we just received from the states.

Pamela

Kim Nelson said...

This is a brilliant line:
holding on to the last straw was never her agenda

Veronica Roth said...

Nicely done Guatami. Makes me feel nostalgic for my records. Loving your last italics. Bravo for it indeed.

Robyn Greenhouse said...

so many great lines in your poem - really enjoyed your poem!

JJ Roa Rodriguez said...

wow! simply wow!

JJRod'z

Hannah said...

I love how you bring in the imagery of the circle vinyl and the circling of inner thought!! Nicely done!

Mary said...

I still have some 'vinyl' but never play any of them.

Like Stan, I prefer CD's.

Bo said...

This is really touching!

Susie Clevenger said...

The beauty of vinyl records..those scratchy tunes hold so many memories..."vinyl is plastic, undead to environment" I could so tike that one line and run with it. That is the beauty of great poetry!

Kendall Thorman said...

Love your poem and the memories it evoked in me.

Herotomost said...

I miss the smell of buying a new record. I too like the last straw line and the havoc type feeling that this writing produces. There are things in life that ground us...weird sometimes what those things are. Great writing.

keiths ramblings said...

Bravo indeed! A delight to read.

Margaret said...

So easy to get lost in the melody of an old tune...

Brian Miller said...

nice...i found your last stanza in italics particularly evocative and thought provoking...

Tumblewords: said...

Oh, yes, bravo indeed!

RMP said...

I love the way the vinyl records play through this. it can be quite easy to skirt the edges, whether you do so consciously or not.

dragyonfly said...

So many references to roundness...the vinyls, the curved chime the center and skirting the edge...
love that about this...and also it returns me to my youth, days of vinyls and turntables and skipping records and dancing so hard you fall to the floor in a heap and laughing

odyzz said...

Nostalgic and thought provoking ..liked the way you penned it down..

Jack said...

Gautami,

One does need to move on from past otherwise it hurts.

Take care

Bone said...

a mirror reflects the vast step she has taken

This all hit close to home with me. I get lost in songs sometimes.

And still, I felt sad for her.

Judy Roney said...

I'm glad she doesn't subscribe to the sadness in life. I want always to be this way.

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