“But I always think that the best way to know God is to love many things.”
~ Vincent van Gogh

Monday, January 7, 2013

Seeing What Is Here


The person who lives here must be
in love with clowns — there are so many
sitting on the shelves, usually in pairs.

The walls are full of pictures,
all different kinds, with clashing colours —
pink and red, blue and green together.

One person lives here, with all these chairs.
How many visitors are constantly expected?
Or does she change position on a whim?

On the windowsill a bunch of geraniums
is stuffed into a little brown vase, 
leaves and flowers crowded yet jaunty.

The light in the room is warm and golden
from the unshaded mercury lamps
all burning brightly, somehow expectant.

3 comments:

  1. And now I see it too. I especially like the stanza about the chairs imagining the woman moving from one to another so all get sat upon!

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  2. :) I was trying to imagine how my environment might look through the eyes of a stranger.

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  3. So - I was wondering about that!

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