Imaginings

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photoart – ©laura granby

Chromatic conjurer by night
vivid sights for flight and fright
cryptic signs in lust’s designs
guessing games of who entwines
shape-shift scenes, expectant pause
door to door down corridors
coming up for words and air
remarkably bare
this waking dream
almost monochrome it seems

A touch of escapism as De asks us to Dream for Quadrille #38 And finding more poets in the Imaginary Garden’s Tuesday Platform

37 Comments on “Imaginings

  1. ‘expectant pause door to door down corridors coming up for words and air remarkably bare this waking dream almost monochrome it seems’ .. Sigh… Wonderfully captivating!❤️

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    • ah but is this existence perhaps a waking dream?

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    • thanks for the reassuring comment Sherry as somehow the rhythm took hold – bit like the witches of Macbeth- bit relieved when it broke at the end like waking from a dream state

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  2. coming up for words and air … especially liked that line and the image it created in scary monochrome! (I was thinking of shape shifting too, though in a different context!)

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  3. Your poem has an excellent pace – it matches the content very well.

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    • far from dreamy this sequence – thank you Kerry

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    • so unusual for me too – did not know I dreamt in rhyme! thank you for prompt and prod to get the poetry ink flowing again

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    • had to double check when the word first came to me! you are musical so it must have sounded like that 🙂

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    • Coming up for air out of the deep – dreaming =diving?

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  4. ‘Chromatic conjurer’ – a marvelous alliterative phrase, Laura, which is beautifully illustrated by the image. I also enjoyed the internal rhyme of ‘light/fright’, signs/designs, door/corridors. I almost felt sucked into the waking dream.

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  5. Luv the shift that takes place after
    “coming up for words and air”
    Puts everything in perspective

    much love…

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    • thanks Gillena – the perspective of waking perhaps?!

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    • and playing with the idea of do we dream we are awake Bev

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    • great compliment if a poem is read more than once – thank you Margaret

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  6. ‘waking dream’ in monochrome is so very poignant.
    Hope the comment posts now. I’ve been trying comment here since yesterday.

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    • oh thank you for all your attempts Sumana- as a fellow WordPresser there should be no problems for you (I often find google id and bloggers blogs a struggle sometimes)

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    • thank you Lynn – an apt comment for life as it reminds me of the Chinese blessing/curse ‘interesting times’

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  7. The abstract dream within a dream; awake or asleep; drifting. Image and words so interweave.

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