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Sunday, August 18, 2013

If and when...







If and when...

In the corner
Of the floor of
My closeted heart
Stay the deactivated
Dreamed dreams
Persuaded during
Some period to be
Folded by degrees
Placed by degrees
And years further back
In the space of dim
Nestled in vision
Tribute to the waiting
“if” and “when”  











19 comments:

  1. I like this, Pearl. I understand those 'deactivated dreamed dreams.' But at least they are somehow still accessible, and who knows.....the 'if' and 'when' may sometimes come about. As long as the dreams exist, there is HOPE! Happy Sunday, Pearl.

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  2. somewhat sad realization. loved it.

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  3. can we go back though? and knowing what we do now would we do it differently?

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  4. Alas, I know these two, If and When, very well.

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  5. Folded by degrees and placed by degress does bring us to if and when. I was thinking similar thoughts this morning.

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  6. If and when works for me... plans have a tendency to go up in smoke...

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  7. I love the notion of 'deactivated dreamed dreams'. The entire poem is brilliant, Pearl!

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  8. That invitation to the corner of the floor of the narrators heart, grabbed me! If only...... when the time comes.....

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  9. A beauty. Yes. If and when, two words full of promise.

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  10. Enjoyed this Pearl - found it to be quite ambitious - interesting work... Regards Scott www.scotthastie.com

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  11. Very nice, the thought of deactivated dreams which may one day resurface is encouraging. Lovely write!

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  12. Wonderfully powerful and beautiful. And what powerful words, If and When! This really resonates with me. Thanks for sharing!

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  13. "Folded by degrees" made me want to dig them out and unfold them!!!!!

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  14. Aww . . . I enjoyed reading. Love this especially - "closeted heart."

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  15. Oh yes...how often do we wait for "if" and "then"! Great piece Pearl.

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  16. All is not lost, your brain is a computer and some whiz will find them for you and introduce you to the here and now.

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  17. dreams are unfolded by if and when very often... :)

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  18. I felt that it could almost be old clothes in the back of the wardrobe. Deactivated dreamed dreams. Yes, quite sad, but life is full of cross roads and we make our choices... A good read.

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