Saturday, February 27, 2021

Sunday Muse Poem -- Curtains and Shades

 Pull the Shade 

Beautiful sheers 

But if you want privacy 

Then pull the shade 

What goes behind 

Closed shades, that we never tell 

Secrets we keep 

Peep show we're not

Imagination fills the blanks

Show and don't tell 

Curtains do tease 

Shadows reveal and give hints 

Of what's not seen 

Privacy's needs 

Call for pulling down the shade 

You make that call 

 _ _ _ 

I am linked with Chrissa's photo for this Sunday Muse #149,


At Saturday, February 27, 2021 12:07:00 PM, Blogger robkistner said...

I like the “concealment & exposure” to which this piece alludes —- and the bold question that concludes it. Strong writing Jim.

At Saturday, February 27, 2021 2:38:00 PM, Blogger indybev said...

There are always those who lurk, as you suggest .... at bedroom windows and at life in general!

At Saturday, February 27, 2021 3:04:00 PM, Blogger Carrie Van Horn said...

My grandfather always used to say that some things should be left to the imagination. This beautiful poem made me think of that. Always a pleasure to see you at the Muse Jim!

At Saturday, February 27, 2021 4:40:00 PM, Blogger Helen said...

... and turn out the lights. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your poem, Jim. Happy Weekend.

At Saturday, February 27, 2021 5:54:00 PM, Blogger ms_lili said...

Nice essay in poetic form, Jim. Each of us decides how far to pull down the shades. For every private person there is an exhibitionist -- and a voyeur to watch!
Li/Lisa at tao-talk

At Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:42:00 PM, Blogger Zander said...

Your last line says it all - nice job, Jim! Thanks for sharing.

At Saturday, February 27, 2021 6:53:00 PM, Blogger Charley said...

2020 or shadow theatre? Yes!

Nicely written.

At Sunday, February 28, 2021 8:33:00 AM, Blogger C. Sandlin said...

Love the way this leans into the choice of visibility, both what is presented and what is watched.

At Sunday, February 28, 2021 7:44:00 PM, Blogger qbit said...

When we lived in NYC, people sometimes didn't pull the shades in their apartments. Wowzers.

At Sunday, February 28, 2021 10:04:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

That the shade is not enough to conceal, sets up a paradox for its function in concealement. Why is it even there

Nice one Jim. Thanks for dropping ny my blog


At Monday, March 01, 2021 4:13:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

There is a shadow tease with sheer curtains.. Are you revealing or hiding. Love this one.


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