Sunday, September 22, 2013

crystal ball

The Moth and the Lamp, Cesar Santos 
why are you peering inside
what secret stories you seek to find
I cradle the glass ball
my wings are folded
my shoes undone
this enclosed space is my exile
my tiredness will soon make me into a pile
how I ended up here
I do not have a clue
I do know I have this itch to dance
it is like a rash one continues to scratch
now I want the wall to withdraw its claws
I will rejuvenate in no time

I could have stayed home
munched on apples
with milk and bread
but that was not to be

"I am destined for bigger things-
that french window is my silent partner"



19 comments:

Gillena Cox said...

good write; have a happy Sunday

much love...

Kathe W. said...

love your last verse-

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I love the segue from crystal ball to bread and apples:)

Truedessa said...

The first three lines really pulled me in as I wanted to see what was
in that crystal ball

daphnepurpus said...

Enjoyed this, especially the last verse! Very nice!

Sabra Bowers said...

Like your itch to dance.

MarianV said...

I passed the capcha! yipee!!

I also was pulled in by the crystal ball opening. A nice use of the words!

brenda w said...

Love that french window...

oldegg said...

I love the idea of the window reflecting her dance and thus being her partner. You allowed me to silently watch her do so.

Karen S. said...

A nice twist in the ending, leaves me still aching to dance! Nice Magpie.

Bone said...

Really enjoyed this, Gautami. Especially liked "what secret stories you seek to find."

razzamadazzle said...

Beautiful poem of longing. I love the imagery.

Steve Elsaesser said...

Wings are folded. For a moth, that IS the end.

But then, "I shall rejuvenate in no time" made all of us happy again. Good writing, well planned for short piece.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Very nice, I like the mixture of images it gave me.
I too, have trouble with spam too so I don't let anonymous post anymore.

kaykuala said...

"I am destined for bigger things-
that french window is my silent partner"

I like the ending where it opens up a hope for bigger things! It's great to have a finality at the ending! Nicely gautami!

Hank

kaykuala said...

Gautami Ma'am,
I wonder if web-owner's moderation can be an alternative. You can conveniently sieve through and that would discourage spammers.
Just a thought!

Hank

aspiritofsimplicity said...

I like the last part...I am destined for better things.

Susie Clevenger said...

What a wonderful write..love how the reflection from a window becomes her dance partner

De Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

Your closing lines here are so, so strong. Excellent.