Monday, 22 February 2010

Estampes

The glass of wine
the casserole
the rain pouring from the roof
like it will never end.
The hilly street
turned white water
a temporary stream
and then that music
on the radio
Jardins sur la pluie.
Shadows in the candlelight
cut a print across the wall.

18 comments:

jeane said...

a wonderfully simple moment caught and made meaningful, :)

Annie said...

Hi Jeane. Thanks. I often wish I could catch some of those shadows from the candlelight.

Kelly M. said...

Music seems to be in the air more and more these days in the blogging world -- Which of the two powers is able to raise men to the highest sphere, love or music? Hector Berlioz

Annie said...

Hi Kelly. Well, music live happens here on a daily basis and I'm sure it's one of the things that makes a house into a welcoming home. I heard today that in Poland they are celebrating 200 years since Chopin's birth. Because there is some disagreement about his actual birthdate they are celebrating for a whole week so that both the noted dates are covered!

A rambling rose said...

Hi Annie - reading your poem felt like a gentle introduction to my return home to the UK and the things I miss (shadows in the candlelight for one!) thank you

Annie said...

Hi Rose. You had great timing - missing one of the grimmest Winters we've ever had! It's interesting what we miss when we are away for a long trip. I hope you have a good journey back.

layers said...

how you can turn a simple dinner, pouring down rain outside into such a poetic image is wonderful

Annie said...

Hi Donna. Thank you very much. I guess there's a poem waiting to be discovered in everything...

jem said...

Good one. With a few lines you paint a vivid scene. I feel like I'm looking through a window into someones life. I'm allowed to watch but also reminded that I am not part of this scene. Well done.

Magyar said...

Hi Annie,
__I like your "print across the wall". Of course, an echo. _m

candle flickers
their dances on the wall
night snow

Annie said...

Hi Jem. Thank you. I had fun writing this one.

Hi Magyar. Thanks for the echo.

Cynthia said...

gorgeous annie - makes me want to
be there - your writing so gentle.

Jo Horswill said...

Thanks Annie, took me away for a few moments. xxJo

Annie said...

Hi Cynthia. Thank you very much. Different shadows here today - BIG EVENT - the sun is shining!

Hi Jo. Pleased it was able to take you away for a little while. Ax

ArtPropelled said...

Only a poet can romanticize a casserole and you did.

Annie said...

Hi Robyn. A casserole was the best thing ever that night!!

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

words and photos speak on so many levels...I'm especially fond of the first photo.
I read snow storms again?

Annie said...

Hi Mary Ann. Thank you very much. Luckily no snow here, though there is in Scotland and there's been some storm battering elsewhere and in parts of Europe. Today is another blue sky dazzling sun day. A total surprise!