Sunday, 8 July 2012

Sweet thoughts interrupted...



Windchimes in a rainy window
© Gemma Wiseman




Elephant riding thoughts of fairy tales
The twinkling chime has smiling paths
Merry your way through it, it is endless
Her pinky frock, the frills neat and cute
He has many elephants to ride to fame
Their laughter and play fill the world
The green grass and buds on top, sweet
The drizzle that washed the chime, changed
the tune and the mood, they made tents
no complaints but play with the tune.

There are other elephants too
The chimes that sounds eerie too
Fear takes in sometimes, fear for
her neat and cute frills, his elephant rides
they are playing, growing, do they know
all the evils that lurch from behind
hide in corners, that don’t know cute smiles.
And the “elephants”, they are dwindling
Their green pastures disappearing,
the fairy land losing to machine like dwellings.



18 comments:

  1. How do you do this, Sreeja? You words seem so casual and random yet they paint the picture beautifully. Everything is so connected and thoughtful. :)

    Great work on the prompt. :)

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    1. Thank you for this support Vaishali...I believe in simple, casual way to interact...

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  2. Musical poem reflecting the essence of the wind chimes! Especially loved "drizzle that washed the chime"!

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    1. Thank you so much for the appreciation....I am honored.....

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  3. I can't read this yet as I chose the same photograph and don't want to be influenced. (I will be back) Just wanted to say, yes, you may paint any photograph on my blog. I would be honored. Just let me know when you are done so I can highlight it on my blog :)

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    1. Of course.I am delighted.....thank you..

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  4. An interesting blend of fairytale and fact.

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  5. the fairy land losing...

    we can't let this happen! To think of these wonderful animals dwindling is heartbreaking.

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    1. Yes.....thank you for this visit.....

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  6. I so agree, it is so sad! These creatures are like gentle giants. They need to be treated with respect~
    I like that you blended these two!

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    1. Thank you.....you are so right....

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  7. You are an amazing writer ... mindblowing !!!

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    1. Thank you for such a support....

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  8. Cause for smiles and magic, cause also for fears and sadness: the land for elephants is dwindling and with it their place in fairy tales and good fortune. You take this little girl with her frills to both places, giving her an education she will never forget.

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    1. Thank you Susan....and the little girl must be safe always.....

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  9. I love the music of wind chimes too :) also elephants. I hate that man keeps building and taking more and more of their lands away. Yes, they are dwindling because they can't find food anymore and they can't roam freely because man is taking their land.
    A lovely write Sreeja :)

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  10. "sweet
    The drizzle that washed the chime, changed
    the tune and the mood,"

    I love the idea that the drizzle changes the tone...how very perceptive to go into that layer of the image with your poetry. Beautiful poem!

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