extract from the poem Koi by John Burnside All afternoon we've wandered from the pool to alpine beds and roses ...
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Monday, 12 September 2011
Magpie Tales provided this image by way of prompt, along with the proposed title "Revenant".
we still meet up
from time to time,
though not as often now.
We go way back, of course.
I knew him long before he died -
never mind, before I did!
This, my last snap, taken
without flash, f/00000.
My last seance, that was.
Just a few days later
and I was joining him.
My old house. Empty now,
so I'm postliving there.
He still comes round,
just like he owns the place.
Doesn't change much...
still the same old Georgie -
and game as ever was.
Of course it's not the same.
We had a fling way back.
He'd like to start again,
but resurrection's not for me!
No end to it for men, it seems.
Diff'rent for a woman.
That closed eye, though...
that's something new.
Says out of body,
space is non-existent.
Bi-focal vision doesn't work,
I can't say I've found that...
maybe it's diff'rent for a man!
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awesome as always...thanks for sharing :)
Great glimpse of a walk to 'the other side'! LOL
Very creepy Dave. Sorry I don't always answer your posts Dave but sometimes I find your print so small that it is impossible for me to read it.
The life-after is always very interesting, and what a great job of telling the tale. Looking forward to future posts ...
Lol! So imaginative! Great read. :)
A fascinating take on this week's prompt, Dave.
Laughed and laughed!
And laud the imagination that took you to it. Yes, it's diff'rent for men.
Oh, yes - I liked this very much. I'd never thought of resurrection being easier for a man!
Ghosts visiting each other-cyclical...and maybe anchored by a lens of a camera- interesting speculations, thanks!
now that was a good take on that painting as prompt
it was a fun one to read
...I like the line...I'm postliving there.....nice word
ha this was a lot of fun dave...yeah i dont know that i would want a fling with a dead person personally...smiles.
Okay. There is absolutely nothing that you cannot make poetry from... I mean from which you cannot make poetry. (Sorry, Dad.) Poetry doesn't usually make me laugh a little, then laugh a lot. As ever, thanks Dave.
Non sequitur. My word verification was "Extripar." That SHOULD be a word, don't you think?
Great post David.
Ah, great fun! Gave me the chuckles.
Definitely ectoplasmic, without flash! This poem is right up my alley...love it1
It reminds me of a poem I wrote long ago "Ghost". But here there's a unique blend of both drama and "nonchalance".
creepy and entertaining - great writing
a visit with the other side...I enjoyed it!
A haunting walk across to the other side and back, well done :-).
Yes, who but ghosts could occupy such a room? I smiled all the way through your poem, Dave.
Touched to see an artist of my childhood area lauded as a meme prompt.
Interesting that many wrote of Spirit and 'after death.'
Nicely done, Dave
And thanks for your remarks at my blog. Honored, Sir-
Aloha from Waikiki;
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Very kind. Thanks.
Thanks, yes. A glimpse is enough, I feel!
The Weaver of Grass
Not to worry that you don't always answer. I don't make all. I am sorry you are having difficulties, though. I am aware of the problem and still trying to do something about it.
Hi, Jackie! Welcome to the blog. Thanks for your reply. Glad you liked the post. Looking forward to seeing you again.
Much thanks for this kind response. Good to know what you thought.
Thanks. As always, great to hear from you.
Always knew that, of course - only now do I realise that it's always going to be!
According to what my mum told me, everything is!
Hadn't thought of the camera lens as an anchor... but of course, you're right!
Hi! Good to have you visiting, and thanks for leaving your most helpful comment.
No, understand that. Not sure I would... but I might after I'm dead...
Thanks for that, it was great to read. And yes, I do think "Extripar" should be a word. I have been thinking of collecting some of these word verifications and writing definitions for them - but I'm quite willing to leave that to you.
Thanks a lot.
That's great to hear. Thanks for telling.
A warm welcome to you. Thanks for visiting and for stopping by to comment.
Hi, Welcome! Good to have your reactions. They are always helpful. And good to have you visiting.
Thanks for the response. As always, interesting to hear.
Hi! Great to have your reactions to the post. Thank you for visiting and for your kind words.
Lovely to welcome you. Thank you so much for giving your impressions.
It's the getting back that's the tricky bit! Thanks.
A warm welcome to you. Thanks for the comment, it's exactly the response I was hoping to get.
A subject of almost universal interest, I think. Thanks for the observations.
OOOh I like this! Right up my reincarnational alley!
heh heh...a huge smile story for me this time.....enjoyed it!
Good idea well worked out. Thanks
Very entertaining write, Dave. I like "He still comes round,
just like he owns the place."
Great! that was awesome.=D
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