Sunday, July 27, 2008

rick mobbs' image prompt (2)

Another poem inspired by a Rick Mobbs' painting.

I am a bit tardy with the prompt (blame it on the office work) but still managed one. Better late than never, no?


Painting by Rick Mobbs
painting by Rick Mobbs


the lights of my heart


without you
watching these harbour lights
is not the same.
they don't dance
      and skip
like flames
on shimmering skin.
      and
i hear no more
the sounds
of our laughter
skimming across the waters
mingling with the splash
of waves on stone piers,
the boom of foghorns.
now the lights
they just shuffle
as on tired feet,
even the moon
detest to show
its face.


and i could not
point out to you anymore
like an old salty dog,
the coast guard cutter
that's coming home
from a night watch,
the container ship
bringing oil and grain
to feed our city,
those moving lights
are a cruise liner
like a castle on water
brighter than a thousand
christmas trees.

and so

on some
summer nights
like these
when even the breeze
seems cold
and heartbroken

when it was just me
      and the sea

as i look across the waters
on those harbour lights
sometimes i wonder

are you watching
      watching
from the other side.


07/07/08
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© cheong lee san ( dsnake1 )

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12 Comments:

Blogger gautami tripathy said...

Very beautifully put. I took it in another direction!

27 July, 2008 22:11  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, gautami.:)

this piece is intended to be a poem on loss.

27 July, 2008 23:21  
Anonymous rick said...

I find this reflection on loss very moving. I'm glad you wrote. I'll put a link on my blog. Thank you. The poem fits.

28 July, 2008 10:25  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thanks, rick!

a lot of catching up with your artworks to do. :)

28 July, 2008 23:15  
Blogger polona said...

this one touces me with its beauty and sadness...

29 July, 2008 00:51  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you for your kind words, polona.

29 July, 2008 20:33  
Blogger magiceye said...

this is lovely!

30 July, 2008 23:49  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, magiceye. :)

01 August, 2008 09:52  
Blogger J. Andrew Lockhart said...

it's amazing how beauty can come from sadness...

01 August, 2008 12:21  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

thank you, andrew!

01 August, 2008 23:19  
Blogger Art and Poetry said...

Nice poem, I am looking for links, would you like a link?
My blog is:
Quantum Art and Poetry.

05 August, 2008 03:17  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

hi mr. harvey,
thank you!
i will be happy to link. :)

05 August, 2008 22:21  

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