Sunday, 18 November 2012

Glow in the dark

Credit: Terry S Amstutz


The house in the distance
its pumpkin-warm windows
flash out over an expanse
of naked fields, mown rows,
the crops gone, and an autumn
of fluorescent lilies floated home.

 

Did you swing by my haunts,
did I stop at your windows?
it’s not really important
but they’re all good to know
why lilies replace the crop
and what lily-pads choose to cup.


Credit: Terry S. Amstutz

This makes it a little awkward
to keep warmth in, all windows -
their metal must be weathered -
their polished panes must close,
show a glow-in-the-dark façade
but the warmth cannot be shared.








Shared at dVerse where the photography of mobius faith provides the prompt this day.

20 comments:

  1. oh...love the pumpkin-warm windows...intriguing how you weave it together with the lily pic as well...the warmth cannot be shared..like when the inside and outside should be connected and aren't..

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    1. too many instances of disconnects in our world...thanks for reading, and the prompt

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  2. love the last two lines... great choice of words. well done.

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  3. an autumn of flourescent lilies floated home....pumpkin windows...some magical visuals in this....i would hope warmth can be shared but know there are times it can not...

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    1. too many times when it can't be shared, mostly for reasons beyond individual control...thanks for reading and your comments

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  4. Lovely take on both pictures ~ I specially like the second stanza ~ lilies instead of crops and what they chose to cup ~ Our interpretations of warmth in this lily picture are contrasting ~ Smiles ~

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    1. Very awesomely interesting...the range of emotions in/interpretations of the same images :) thanks for reading

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  5. Lovely visuals..nicely penned!

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  6. Wonderful combination of the pictures - the pumpkin windows - we all like - kind of the opposite of a jack-o=lantern. Thanks. k.

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    1. Exactly so...reverse j-o-l! Thanks for reading

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  7. Ah. Pumpkin-warm windows. Possibly the first use of that description in poetry.

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    1. Good to see you stop at my window! pumpkin-warm or otherwise. Thank you.

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  8. I agree with Brian the images you paint with words are magical. They are dancing in my head and twirling my thoughts about.

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    1. So pleased to go dancing with yours! :) thank you

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  9. wow...breathtaking imagery indeed..creates a unique atmosphere. stained with darkness yet as if glowing from within. i especially adore 'an autumn
    of fluorescent lilies floated home'

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