because while some truths lend themselves to equations, others are best described in verse

last night i dreamt

i was a princess; this morning
i looked out with disoriented eyes,
dizzy like the laughing child of five i once saw
in Venice, strewing confetti
as she spun along the quay
in a pink dress and plastic wings, flying;
i saw the words you
had spilled at my feet,
picked them up piece
by piece and tucked them away
in the empty space between
your arms and
the center of my soul,
safe for a rainy day.

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10 responses

  1. Luke Prater

    Lovely photo art to accompany this one. solid work (though the word ‘soul’ is dicing with cliche I always think)

    Warmest

    Luke

    September 27, 2010 at 3:14 pm

  2. lovely piece.

    beautiful combination of reality and emotions..

    September 27, 2010 at 3:44 pm

  3. Beautiful poem, wonderful work!

    September 27, 2010 at 8:23 pm

  4. always a pleasure Jingle, thoughtsnotlost. thanks for dropping by.

    and to you too, Luke, from the bottom of my–ahem–soul.

    September 27, 2010 at 10:33 pm

  5. Your words spun a beautiful place to stand and enjoy. The image is so perfect.. You sure are a Pricess Darling

    xox

    September 28, 2010 at 2:50 am

    • :) thanks olivia!

      September 28, 2010 at 2:48 pm

  6. Oh my gosh…those last few lines where you have described picking up the pieces and saving them very carefully for a rainy – REALLY beautiful and touched my heart!
    Thank you so much for sharing this lovely poem with poetry potluck, Siubhan… it was a beautiful dreamy treat!

    September 29, 2010 at 12:53 am

    • aww, thanks Kavita! you all do a wonderful job of putting all this together. thank YOU! :)

      September 29, 2010 at 10:22 am

  7. glad to have your work shared with other poets.

    September 30, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    • thanks so much, Jingle. :)

      October 2, 2010 at 7:33 am

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