Tuesday, February 16, 2016

The room


Picture Credit:   Regine Ramseier


I plant a thousand 
dandelions on ceiling

In the corner
scribble my initials with heart

Peel off the white

walls & splash with school of fish

The sun leaves

its footprints on top shelves

My tongue jams

to music of jazz & reggae 

Today, the room has 
large windows & no door lock 

I put it
atop my head, balancing

like a book or a boat
docking in the islands of white sand

I unfold & re-
fold the four walls in my mind- 

It's clay on my hands
It's steady rock under my feet

my own whimsy 
fickle fantasy frivolous room-




Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Room with or without the view ~  Hosted by Mary ~

32 comments:

  1. Love the surreal quality of your room, Grace. Some days one does need to indulge one's own whimsy. A thousand dandelions on the ceiling -- this made me smile. Wouldn't that be a sight to wake up to? This poem was a fun read.

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  2. A room all your own, great when you can set the tone

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  3. Love this, especially:
    "The sun leaves
    its footprints on top shelves"

    And your reference to the same Psalm I shared. :) Love that.

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  4. I unfold & re-
    fold the four walls in my mind-

    It's clay on my hands
    It's steady rock under my feet

    my own whimsy
    fickle fantasy frivolous room-


    Nice imagery. I found myself imagining an origami room, molding it, until it spirals enveloping me as in a snow globe.

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  5. I LOVE this room the best of all, especially the dandelions on the ceiling. I sense memories of your childhood room lurking in this poem as well, the white sands......the steady rock under your feet. Beautiful.

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  6. I too was reminded of an origami. Your poem has that kind of quality.

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  7. Not sure why but this made me think of my daughter's room when she still lived here. She imprinted it with her own, unique style.

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  8. oh what fun! dandelions on the ceiling -the sun left footprints - so many great images

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  9. Fantastic! The teseract (sp?) held captive to your own perception. Beautiful!

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  10. awwww...a showstopper room indeed..such a delight to read!

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  11. A room designed by imagination .. perfect :-)

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  12. There is a magic in a room like this... there is a sense of inhabiting an aquarium in the best of ways (and yes there is origami too)

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  13. "Fickle fancy frivolous room"....folding and unfolding the wall.....ah that we could just rearrange our lives as often as we wanted to as simply as moving a couch from one wall to the next or painting daisies on the ceiling! :) Love this one!

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  14. I adore those first two couplets. And the whole premise of this poem. I agree; sometimes we have to invent our own imaginary room, or we're not going to have any space anywhere!

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  15. Whimsy is exactly the word that came to mind as I read this poem. This would be, for me, a happy place to go to whenever I wanted!

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  16. This is so much fun! Really enjoyed reading it.

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  17. I've been enchanted with your first lines: 'I plant a thousand
    dandelions on ceiling' ~ magical...

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  18. What a wonderful way to express the way a room can be such an imaginary world and so liberating. Lovely poem.

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  19. The rooms we create in our minds can be whatever we imagine. I love where your mind took us...very cool!

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  20. I love your whimsical room. We all should have one. :-)

    ~Imelda

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  21. loved the picture and the opening lines so much...beautiful!

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  22. That's one interesting room. :)
    Nice!

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  23. Surreal...and entirely wonderful. The sort of room one might find in a Dr. Seuss book :-)

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  24. Oh, lovely! The best kind of room to have.

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  25. Grace you can climb on in and do some design in my rooms--plenty of empty space to work with and i really don't like open concept.

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  26. I love the idea of dandelions on the ceiling, and "The sun leaves
    its footprints on top shelves." Whimsical!

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  27. My favorite was the last line. Just loved it. Thank you for sharing. Have a beautiful week.

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  28. Even a room with very little in it can become a canvas for thoughts. Hope you are well.

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  29. Room wiTh
    viewS.. imaGinaTion's
    eYes.. no walls..
    ceilings..
    as far
    mInd's
    colors
    paint WinD n0w
    'morrow's liFe aRrears..:)

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