Sunday whirl…a vintage feel

January 27, 2013

Not sure why but this weekโ€™s words had a vintage feel. So I stuck them in a silent movie…as you do.
Then I grabbed my favorite victim model and there you are. ๐Ÿ™‚

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chimes, scattered, mirror, skirted, raw, mist,
straw, scale, vast, curved, edge, tattered

sometimes I feel like an old silent movie where a faint piano is tinkling tunes

words and occasional splotches of colour flutter on the screen

yellow and brown splotches like scattered straw ticking thru the fan

Iโ€™m gloriously out of focus, smooth and clean and white

โ€œShall we?โ€ he asks me moving lips with nothing to say

and the piano chimes and I can feel my resolve wearing thin

thin like the air at ten thousand feet

thin like the mirror of ice on the pond when the water has warmed to air temperature and all the magical mist has disappeared

thin like the busboy hiding behind the theatre with his cigarette, sniffing a couple of times, raw in the cold

I smooth my full-skirted gown and the moment is curved around us

the world revolves on this scale, round and round and quiet and still and I forget daylight ever existed

until the tattered edge of the end of the movie begins flapping madly in the vast space

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17 Comments

  • Reply Marrianna January 27, 2013 at 6:09 am

    Wow, these B&W images are awesome! I also love your words/poetry. Great job of storytelling. I’m the new follower from the Grow Your Blog Party and am already glad I made the decision to follow your blog via email. You are GREAT. Have a great Sunday.

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 6:47 am

      Hi Marrianna, thank you so much. ๐Ÿ™‚ I decided on the photography at about 8pm last night and asked Chloe to please model and dragged her into the cold studio in a little black dress…lol. I guess that’s a sign of how much my child loves me. ๐Ÿ™‚ Have you entered my giveaway? I hope you do.

  • Reply Lara Schiffbauer January 27, 2013 at 7:33 am

    I love “the world curved around us” It’s so apt a description! Lovely poetry. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 2:16 pm

      Hi Lara, thank you so much. I loved that feeling of closing in on/around; that promise in the sentence. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Raina January 27, 2013 at 9:43 am

    I love your post today, I love the gorgeous piece of bling…and the photos – divine!

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 2:13 pm

      Thank you Raina, I love the bling too…really have to stop collecting it. ๐Ÿ™‚ On second thought, there’s probably room for more. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Becca Lou January 27, 2013 at 11:19 am

    Hi, thanks for stopping by my blog an directing me over to you. I love your photos but can really connect with your thoughtful words. I completely get your post on love, you just don’t get it till you’re a mum. Looking forward to coming back again soon. B

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 2:10 pm

      Hi Becca, I’m so glad you stopped by. Thank you so much. I’ll pop by your place and see you soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Laurie Kolp January 27, 2013 at 1:29 pm

    One of my favorites of yours, Veronica!

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 2:09 pm

      Thank you so much Laurie. Just this morning I was telling Robert that I feel this style, these poems are becoming easier and I feel I’m getting better at the smoothness without that tripping, chunky feeling some of the words cause. I’m still too stuborn to change a word or leave one out (although I did change a tense in last week’s and once I couldn’t manage one of the words).

      • Reply Laurie Kolp January 27, 2013 at 3:55 pm

        Your welcome. I love using word lists as inspiration.

  • Reply Pamela January 27, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    What a lovely delicate feel this has, Veronica. Nicely whirled. I think you should be putting your link in Mister Linky, that is why I couldn’t find you. Nonetheless, I found you ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      Oh Pamela, thanks so much for pointing the Mr Linky out! I didn’t even realise it was there and here I’ve been writing the whirls for about a year now. I just thought that people don’t bother to read mine. ๐Ÿ™ What am I like?

  • Reply J Cosmo Newbery January 27, 2013 at 4:09 pm

    Beautifully done! I oved all the images (oh dear, what does that say about my age?) but especially the repetition of thin.

    • Reply Veronica January 27, 2013 at 4:14 pm

      Ha, probably as old as I am then Cosmo. Shall we waltz? ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply brenda w January 28, 2013 at 3:17 am

    I like your exploration of your resolve wearing thin… thin like the… Nicely done!

    • Reply Veronica January 28, 2013 at 7:12 am

      Thank you Brenda. ๐Ÿ™‚ I think I commented on some other whirler’s poems, I love the repeating words and themes thru the lines. Most pleasing.

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