Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Guess the Ghost


REFLECTION

GUESS THE GHOST

It was the day I disappeared.
And it happened outside the Library!
*
Passing by,
I saw the imposing couple
In the foyer.
A photo opportunity
Presented itself!
*
Reflection, shade, comparison,
All were suggested.
The green trees,
The threatening shadows,
The sheen of glass.
*
And I would be there!
The fat little photographer
Caught in the act!
*
Click!
It would be amusing!
*
Later, I viewed my work.
*
There they were,
The long-armed couple
With their featureless features.
Welcoming? 
Or barring the way
To the world of literature?
*
There they were,
The lush green trees in the park,
Preening themselves
Against the blue.
*
But where was I?
Nowhere!
*
So it will be, eventually.
The monuments will be standing firm.
The foliage will be growing brightly.
*
But don't waste your time
Looking for me.
I will have disappeared.
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12 comments:

quilly said...

Brenda, whatever you do, don't move toward the light! We like having you here! ;)

Susan DeAngelis said...

Did you disappear into the work?

:)
Sue

Dr.John said...

And so you shall. But a bit of a reflection will remain.

Margaret Gosden said...

Your rimes will remain. You have left a legacy in print!

Ackworth born said...

I love the great shadows in this shot

Light and Voices said...

What a fun post!
Joyce, IL, USA

Kat said...

don't write sad poems Brenda ..!!!!

Julie said...

Yes, I am afraid, that is the way of the world, Brenda. I like your reflection on a non-existing reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

Greyscale Territory said...

Your photo is fascinating! And your poem, diverting from your usual rhythms, is almost a shock! It reaches beautifully, sensitively for the heart!

SquirrelQueen said...

Reflections are so intriguing yet mysterious, sometimes we get so caught up them we disappear. Love this photo, fun post.
Through Squirrel Eyes

Clytie said...

What a unique and wonderful picture. And a unique and wonderful poem as well. They go well together!

diane said...

very clever reflection and disappearing act. Nice words as usual.