Sunday, March 31, 2013

One Single Impression: Curtains

Curtains, doing;
doing what curtains do

Rustling gently by the oscillating fan
on a bright warm and sultry day,
the curtains were sheer.  They and
their soft little buttons with sealed lips

were to see things and hear the
thoughts, sweaty secrets which their
maker meant for them to keep.  
All goings on within stayed private,

yet the world outside was opened
to those playing within.  That
worked fine in the day. But when
came the dark, it was keep the

lights off.  Otherwise the sheers
showed things privy on the inside
to those on the out. The little buttons
smiled, their lips were tightly shut.

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© 2013 Jimmiehov
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At Sunday, March 31, 2013 12:55:00 AM, Blogger Harshad Mehta said...

Thank God buttons keep their lips shut!

At Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:31:00 AM, Blogger Amrit Sinha said...

Curtains do carry our secrets safely buttoned ... loved it !!

At Sunday, March 31, 2013 2:53:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Ah, those secrets. great write.

At Sunday, March 31, 2013 1:11:00 PM, Blogger Loch Rob said...

Nicely done Jim. I like the flow of your poem very much. Lots of visual imagery in the writing. While I was wondering if at some point an action scene might ensue, I ended up thinking just how long those buttons will keep silent (hmm, err "buttoned up"). Well penned.

At Sunday, March 31, 2013 3:24:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

like your use of personification; very effective and witty too

Happy Easter

much love...

At Sunday, March 31, 2013 4:32:00 PM, Blogger audrey` said...

Blessed Easter, Dr and Mrs Jim :)

At Monday, April 01, 2013 10:23:00 AM, Blogger Grace said...

Keep those mouths shut, a good look at curtains here ~

My lips are sealed too ~

At Monday, April 01, 2013 11:33:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

Love this whimsical take on curtains, especially the buttons smiling, "their lips were tightly shut". Clever.

At Monday, April 01, 2013 1:57:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the idea of secretive, smiling buttons. Wonderful.

At Monday, April 01, 2013 3:42:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Thank goodness buttons keep their lips sealed. Love the gentle seductiveness to this.

At Monday, April 01, 2013 5:39:00 PM, Blogger Kay L. Davies said...

This is delightful, Jim, and I love the ending!

At Monday, April 01, 2013 8:29:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Jim, love this poem. It is so cute and so true! I have had those sheers blowing gently in the wind. I love the filtered light they let in, but at night, you are right, they will reveal all your secrets if the lights are on, so...I always pull the shades down when it gets dark! Your poem made me smile!

At Monday, April 01, 2013 9:18:00 PM, Blogger Other Mary said...

Ah, right...the light makes all the difference.

At Monday, April 01, 2013 9:25:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

This is sultry and beautiful Jim. Things are often hidden behind the curtain but it can come to light.

At Tuesday, April 02, 2013 8:34:00 AM, Blogger totomai said...

a peep in your world. too bad there's a curtain lol happy easter!

At Tuesday, April 02, 2013 11:17:00 AM, Blogger gabrielle said...

Curtains let the light in without disturbing, keep the dark out without telling. To me, the entire poem seems to be told from the POV of the curtains. A beautifully evocative piece.

At Wednesday, April 03, 2013 3:59:00 PM, Blogger Kathie Brown said...

Jim. I haven't forgotten you or the other's from OSI. I was so busy with moving last summer and getting re-adjusted. I get very caught up in my birding and birding blog, but I always love my Poet Tree. I am currently participating in the NaPoWriMo 2013 challenge to write 30 poems in 30 days, and I guarantee they will not all be about birds! Come back over and visit again. I'm on a roll! You should do it too! You are one of my favorites!

At Saturday, April 06, 2013 5:14:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

love this!


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