Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I lost that map

I lost that map
I had put red dots on the places
my books are scattered
my papers so smudgy
and I lost that map
In my quest for it
I find this photograph
in between some old books
not related to anyone I know
so surreal that I find it now
just when I lost that map
at some strange sound
I look out of my window
watch the snow descent
I look at that photograph again
now I try to decipher the symbolism
all the while trying to kill my imagination

"one map I lost, and I found an old world, 
one I don't recognize, but I will keep" 


anthonynorth said...

A strange exchange, but I suspect worthwhile.

Uma Anandane said...

Interesting and are some kind of quest :)

altonian said...

Wait and see. It is said a butterfly settling on a flower in Tasmania will affect the weather in Peru.
Be aware of connecting changes.

flaubert said...

Very interesting one-sided conversation, Gautami.

Elizabeth said...

Perhaps the map was not as important as finding that surreal world from another age. The photo begs questions, the map was already marked with places known.


Unknown said...

I read a lot into this. A lost map, particularly one well-used and oft-marked is a great loss indeed. Well done.

Tweety said...

maybe something was hidden behind that picture too...liked it..

here is mine

Tess Kincaid said...

I love when synchronicity takes its hand in having me find something quite out of the ordinary, while on the quest for something else.

Sheilagh Lee said...

Sheialgh Lee said :I love that there might be a connection between the map lost and the photograpgh found.Well writtten

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

interesting ending,
well penned.
Happy Writing...

Trulyfool said...


The maps lost are maps we wind up redrawing. My symbolism changed to yours during the reading. My eyes, yours. Where did I go? You've told me.


ms pie said...

i really like this g.... i thought altonian answered it best!

RJ Clarken said...

I liked the 'conversation' because it made me think about its direction. Very interesting!

Anonymous said...

dreamy and strange too !! liked this :)

Anya Padyam said...

That was a really engaging piece! I was left worrying about the map and trying to figure out the photograph!

symbolism indeed; there is something to it

Reflections said...

Interesting piece, several layers here as is the clothing of the ladies. Nice representations.

Ramesh Sood said...


Ren said...

Wonderful flow of words.

Jannie Funster said...

Maps lost, memories fuzzy. Places faded. Paths worn down.

Loved it!!


Cad said...

Isn't it strange, the things we can find by accident?

Thom Gabrukiewicz said...

I like strange, and I really liked this.

signed...bkm said...

Very the pull from what was looked for by what was often it happens...well written..bkm

Julie Jordan Scott said...

hmmm. love the unlikely nature of this... I think this IS the map.


Great read, like always!

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Bone said...

I had put red dots on the places

For some reason that was my favorite line. Just thinking about the places marked and the memories they might have held.

The entire piece was captivating.