Sunday, April 21, 2013

where mirrors don't exist

I've always been attracted to old derelict buildings. As I grow older the attraction seems to be getting stronger. Maybe it's because my ageing body feels a certain empathy for how they have withstood time and are reluctantly surrendering to it. I started to write a poem about this old building's spirit and the memories it must hold of better days. Somehow, the focus changed. One of these days I might begin to feel like I am in control of my writing.

[ f/8, 1/100, 55mm, ISO 100 ]

reluctant surrender


at times i look within
where mirrors don't exist

climbing high atop a tree
seeing farther than i now see

then run upon a mountain trail
never thinking i could fail

yes
where mirrors don't exist
my dreams can still persist

writing furious through the night
best seller lists with no re-writes

finding treasures that most had missed
fame, wealth, and other myths

at times i look within
where mirrors don't exist

ignore my ageing body's list
the things that i cannot dismiss

and though relentless 
time persists
i will find places
where mirrors don't exist

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Sunday, April 7, 2013

a spill of sunshine

Winter finally seems to be breaking. So, time for a little close up of yellow sunshine spilling out into the world.

[ f/8, 3 sec, 105mm, ISO 100 ]

a spill of sunshine

after the long winter
i finally saw
a spill of sunshine
come into my world

happily
it promises
to ease my daily whine

signalling a new norm
this radiant yellow warm

sigh...

yes
i know

you came to find another love verse

it behooves me
to speak both blunt and terse

because it's true
you made me happy

took away my winter blues

once you moved your shadow
and no longer blocked my views

All poetry and photos are copyright and the property of Mario Cerroni. Please do not copy or use without permission.

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