Sunday, 5 July 2015

still searching...

That is such an intent look on the sculpture. 
I would be quite tempted to turn and see what the artist had them looking at... X

hibernating in a winter glaze could be healthy

it's the season
for icy grey clouds
and endless rainy days
when looking through a window
rugged in some old blanket
is a special kind of joy
long missed

writing away 
the endless script for pain
is a medication
I know
to cool the fickle fever of
mandatory mayhem

confronting the dark seas of many yesterdays
I need to start swimming
or at least
tread water

there is 
no rainbow
no island on the horizon

just a spot of late afternoon light
on some flimsy blossom
that doesn't know that
autumn leaves 
are still hanging on the branch

in the scheme of things
it could be a melancholy light
but I won't let it be

at last
for a little stargate in time
I can break the hold of
alarms and protocols
and connect with the spirit of Emily Dickinson

and smile

Linking to;
Poetry Pantry


totomai said...

the muse maybe on vacation during winter but alternates muse could inspire you too.

observing the surrounding around us could be a great way to stary again :)

Lowe said...

"writing away
the endless script for pain"

Wordplay so good, I'm jealous!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Your observations are most apt:

writing away
the endless script for pain
is a medication

Thotpurge said...

For a little stargate in time... something so vivid about this line!

X said...

Sometimes we need to just start swimming, start moving - to outrun the shadows that chase us from the past. If only for a bit of light. I like your explanation to my question. Ha.

Sumana Roy said...

"in the scheme of things
it could be a melancholy light
but I won't let it be"................i love this voice...

Jae Rose said...

Writing is not may not provide answers and yet it is the most solid life raft i have ever found...consistent...informing and always leads you to a connection..and hopefully a smile

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

And that would be a good reason to smile! :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

What a pleasure to read some of your longer poetry, Gemma! I'm sure that you and Emily Dickinson will enjoy your hours together, and the fruit of that visit will be succulent.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

Such a powerful & emotive piece :D

Vandana Sharma said...

A lovely muse~~

C.C. said...

This....with the so good..I love it:
to cool the fickle fever of
mandatory mayhem"

Vinay Leo R. said...

Indeed, writing is a wonderful way to ease the pain!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is my favourite poem of yours, Gemma. Deep many beautiful lines - I resonate with "confronting the dark seas of many yesterdays" - maybe no rainbow, but there is great beauty to be found in the late afternoon light. I always love that hour when everything turns burnished gold.......I especially love that "little stargate in time" and your smile at the end of this beautiful poem. You are traveling well.

Nataša Dolenc said...

interesting.. and how we can dive into someone elses' thoughts.

brudberg said...

Here on the other hand of the world we are feeling the bliss of warmth.. but I can relate to the medication of poetry.

Donna@LivingFromHappiness said...

I love those darker cooler days where I can be cozy and lost in rest, introspection and writing...yes a wonderful medication.

Susan said...

"when looking through a window
rugged in some old blanket
is a special kind of joy"
Amen to that! This poem captures the grace of that little window that gives us the chance of an Emily Dickinson point of view. How I love it!

G L Meisner said...

Curling up to connect with our poetic ancestors on a winter day is a great activity.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...

So rewarding to have that instant moment of finding an uplifting notion; the one that opens up and sheds a ray of light on the previous darknesses...A most enjoyable read...

Gillena Cox said...

luv the connection point of this poem Gemma; do have a good week

much love...

R.K. Garon said...

Nice, very nice.

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