Wednesday, December 12, 2018

a different approach(able)





lets take a different
approach to rain -  from storm to gentle shower
lets turn rain inside out/ view it with pleasure
and the ruffling of a skirt that is still
young and pressed

some laughter could turn it into wine
          a falling window turn it into
reflection

reflection can simplify itself with
rumors, rumors of
a lover still caught in black and white photograph
1941  (pre-war)

pre-understanding that happy ever after movies
have many takes - many rewrites
and many critics -
i am not so sure about the rain or the wine (cut)

but i like that ruffling of the skirt
and the reflection of the photograph standing on the chest of drawers

ap-proach-able   (adjective)   
friendly and easy to talk to     (pre-war)


bkmackenzie2018



11 comments:

  1. Actually, pre-war has to be 1941, or earlier--but I really like the feel of your piece. Nostalgia burns like whale oil in secret chambers within. Old B/W conjure the past, movies and family albums. Even today, I always show the B/W version alongside my color digital images .

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    1. I fixed it Glenn thanks for pointing it out...bkm

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  2. I like the different approach to rain and this one specially:

    happy ever after movies
    have many takes - many rewrites
    and many critics -

    Happy new year!!!

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  3. I guess it's the farmer's daughter in me, but I love rain, whether I'm walking in a gentle shower or inside watching a downpour! I loved your consideration of rain and wine!

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  4. My goodness this is beyond beautiful!!💜 I love rain and I love your poem even more!😊

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  5. "understanding that happy ever after movies/have many takes - many rewrites/and many critics" - great lines. Thanks for sharing

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  6. This was wonderful, rich imagery...

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  7. I love rain, your different approach and turning rain inside out. It’s my way of viewing rain! I especially enjoyed:
    ‘some laughter could turn it into wine
    a falling window turn it into
    reflection’
    and
    ‘…that ruffling of the skirt
    and the reflection of the photograph standing on the chest of drawers’.

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  8. I love your wholly unique delicacy of structure would "turn rain inside out " in order to calibrate "that ruffling of the skirt" into "reflection" that can "simplify" -- yes, that's the task of poetry, to get three deep into substance to find the water, the air. Idiot note, a pre-war 1941 would have to be American, not Europe (which had been at it with Hitler since '39)--probably safer without a year at all. But all happy endings are fabrications, or those fabrications all we have left of them--like old movies, even history. Cheers friend --

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  9. I enjoyed this. I live where it rains a lot. My son, who was born and raised here, takes a different approach than I do. If it's raining, that's when he wants to go out, be in it. Me, I spend the rainy days longing for sunshine. Sometimes a different approach is a good thing.

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  10. pre-understanding...great word. I like all the images it evokes. (K)

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