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Saturday, June 23, 2012

Beyond sunset










Beyond sunset 

Beyond sunset
in a long nightshirt
soft as tendriled
tumbled 
jasmine
hair – 
the tiny child peeks
through latticed window
and calls in voice of
crystal peal
"There Mum there"

But Mum has grown
too ample 
trapped
overstuffed
into her domain
to any longer see

Demons destructed
or fairies
floating on 
songbirds whistle

And so, unseen the scrap
fairy cloth snagged 
shining
as sparking filament
against the granite
window sill

Where mum
leans 
right there 
under her arm

Where Mum 
looking with
flawed grownup
eyes
searches 
for the dancing
montage
clear in the sunset
sky

Sweet Mum whose
girlhood has 
slipped forever
gone

Hugs her
jasmine tiny girl
and 
remembers


for an instant

fairies
floating
as fireflies
on a 
navied
night
as 
this




17 comments:

  1. This one made me laugh, as a too-ample Mum! Then the romantic kicked in.

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    1. Oooh happy to have given you a laugh! Delighted you enjoyed the romance :)

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  2. Really strong images here, Pearl. I especially like "navied night"...

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    1. Thanks Laurie - the fairies arrived and I followed :)

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  3. Well wordled, Pearl.

    (Just FYI, the three Shutterstock images you shared (with Shutterstock written) are copywrited images and should not be used anywhere without paying for them.

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  4. Those moments of remembering can be powerful, no?

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    1. Thank you Danny for stopping - yes those moments power-filled !

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  5. you tell a grand tale....your references to 'night' are soothing and clever

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    1. Thank you Joanne -I like the notion of being able to have had night "soothing and lever" both

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  6. This is so wonderful. I can see both of them clearly.....some lovely images.....I especially love the "tiny jasmine girl".

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    1. Thank you Sherry - i want to hold that "tiny jasmine girl" who floated in from somewhere :)

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  7. I see them, too. I like what you did.

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  8. beautiful Pearl...love the flow here "soft as tendriled
    tumbled
    jasmine
    hair " ..so glad Mum was able to summon her memories and experience the fairies once again!

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    1. I too enjoyed that image that came to me with the word "jasmine" thank you ! :)

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  9. Right there with Peter Pan and Wendy - delightful.

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  10. Pearl Girl, I agree with Jules, this immediately had a bit of Wendy in it. Your imagery, your use of the Wordle was stunning.

    So much shimmer and romance in this. And memories... Peace, Amer
    http://sharplittlepencil.com/2012/06/27/skinny-dipping-adults-only/

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