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

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Filling the Space

A small space in the day, 
a small space in my town,
for a Cappuccino mug
and Spanakopita slice.
As soon as I sit down –
outdoor table, with a view
of big fluffy clouds like ice-creams
and gently wavering trees –
the bikers roar past, black and shining,
helmeted like Darth Vader.



Also for the current Flash-55 Plus! at 'imaginary garden with real toads' – 55 words plus the idea of 'lacuna': a cavity or space. (I've interpreted that as time out, rather than the real meaning of something missing.)

13 comments:

  1. Time out is needful, and rare, in the rush of the day. You capture the need and fleeting moment very well.

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  2. Space in the day,
    space in your town,
    your table space

    In wish I had a Spanakopita right now. Haven't been to a Greek restaurant for a long time. Our Saturday Morning TV food lady was making a really nice Greek salad. I learned, "No lettuce goes into a Greek salad ". I do have a box of feta cheese for my crackers.
    Now (tomorrow) I will look for a Spanakopita recipe.
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    1. Oops, should be "... salad." Sorry.
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  3. This has a great pacing, Rosemary--and a feel of serenity and plenty.

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  4. I love the way a relaxing scene is gently described, and then interrupted with the hysterical, almost kitschy, pop culture reference at the end. It's a wonderful metaphor for the crazy that is life.

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  5. Love the images. Darth Vader and ice cream is just delicious.

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  6. Some like the loud roar of the bikes, not for me, and not for the kitties....we like it quiet, with our coffee.

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  7. I love the Darth Vader helmet!

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  8. We recently experienced a marathon three day bike race that ended on our smallish downtown streets. An Australian won!! As he crossed the finish line, the ice cream cone I had held so tightly tumbled to the ground .. your poem brought it all back.

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  9. You do set the scene and address the moment very well here and provide lots of description! Thanks for posting.

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  10. You definitely spaced out, Rosemary! Good use of the prompt.

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  11. What a wonderful scene, time for oneself to think, observe..just be.

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