Saturday, November 15, 2008

distractingly disjointed

flowers that
we both picked;
sent to me
warped and stained,

stay unwrapped,
precisely like letters-
as from me to you
time has made you

a stranger. maybe I
pretend that so as to
prevent myself from
a predicament, which

is embarrassingly
embracing me even
when I am trying hard
to escape it by ignoring


Devika Jyothi said...

well said, appreciated!


anthonynorth said...

We are often pulled this way and that.

Arv said...

thats one situation I hate to be in cos I have had enough of it already :(

me said...

very nice! :)

Roan said...

Nice piece of writing. BJ

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

They say time heals all wounds, but it also pulls us apart, changes us, and shapes us. Interesting take on the prompt, G.

Linda Jacobs said...

Love that image of the flowers at the beginning!

Another intriguing poem!

Jeanie said...

Embracing while trying to escape by ignoring.

That is so beautiful, so very true.

And I loved your image of the letter beside the poem.

Very powerful. And very moving.

Stan Ski said...

Always those reminders of things we try not to remember.

Anonymous said...

Simply beautiful

Whitesnake said...

Very nicely done!

myrtle beached whale said...

nice piece. It is always hard to ignore when being drawn.

Tumblewords: said...

Time can do that - strangers to friends and back again. Nice work!

Anonymous said...

I like that "a predicament, which is embarassingly embracing me..."

I did a poem too.

Have a wonderful week.

Pat Paulk said...

Our souls are not so elastic as to stretch and be ignored. Excellent piece!!

Tammy Brierly said...

Keepsakes of memories are hard to ignore. Well done, Tami!

Jennifer Hicks said...

yes. well put!

Andy Sewina said...

Love this Gautami, Time has made you a stranger! Now there's a very true thought.

polona said...

transformation of a relationship... well done

Ambiguitylotus said...

I really love the haiku-like feel of the first two stanzas, how you "transformed" flowers into letters. Thank you for sharing this piece!

Also, I want to thank you for visiting my poetry journal. :)

niyo said...

i liked the imagery you used. very striking.