Tuesday, April 29, 2014

If This Were More than a Fantasy

(Omicron by Cheryl Kellar)


Where I stand
The ocean of purple, blue, & pale pink
Cathedral lights wash over lush mountain sides
Bright enough to illuminate the pane
Below snell's window
Baby coo’s and little footsteps
Fill the atmosphere with innocence
And purity like a mother's womb
The bursting of heart-shaped capillaries
Caused a movement
Of psychedelic blocked receptors
The sound of music rang
The constant wave of notes
Made our words so easy to speak
The strumming of memories made
The road as smooth as the path
Of somnambulism


©2014 Anthony Desmond Scott. All Rights Reserved.

At d'Verse, Grace has us writing poetry inspired by fine artist, Cheryl Kellar.




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20 comments:

Brian Miller said...

as smooth as the sleepwalkers path....i hope never to sleepwalk...
having a kid in the house def adds an element of joy....just to have them chittering around...nice fluidity of thought...and heres to hoping more of our dreams become reality

Claudia said...

i used to sleepwalk a lot when i was a kid and woke standing on a cupboard... ugh... luckily never on the rooftop...love the atmosphere..the waves of notes... the life that streams through the veins.. cool verse anthony

Björn said...

Sleepwalking was so scary.. a short period as a kid I did.. and I still recall waking up in total darkness in my grandnmother's wardrobe... I managed to get back without anyone noticing (she snored terribly, probably what woke me up)...But I guess before waking up I was among the pink oceans, or flying spaceships with sheep... but a nice calm reality with children's feet.. definitely calming...

Glenn Buttkus said...

Nice use of the Art prompt; my youngest daughter sleepwalked; caught her one night crawling into the refrigerator thinking it was the bathroom; like the tangents & emotions this painting cajoled out of you.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Sleepwalking can be scary--loved the words you paired with this piece of art--

ayala said...

Sleepwalking is scary..love the piece.

freyawrites.com said...

Sleepwalking - thankfully I have never experienced this, although I think my sister might have done it once or twice.... I love how we come up with such a wide range of responses to these pieces of art! Great work, Anthony.

Kathryn said...

Inspired piece and thanks for introducing me to the work for sleepwalking . . . I learn something new everyday. :)

Beachanny said...

Nice ..sleep walking through colors of innocence and longing. Works well, sir!

Grace said...

That is some spell or fantasy land Anthony ~ I have no experience of sleepwalking but my son did ~ There is a slight irony of the experience when you said ~

The bursting of heart-shaped capillaries
Caused a movement
Of psychedelic blocked receptors

Thanks for participating Anthony & wishing you Happy Week ~

Truedessa said...

I used to sleep walk as a kid and now I just spend my nights
in the dream realm walking from here to there..I could see
the colors of the ocean flashing in my mind..

Victoria said...

One thing that especially struck me was the allusions to the mother's womb and capillaries. I can see how the painting suggests that--it works!

Heidi said...

Your poem gave me a vivid memory of giving birth to my son. It was dreamy and psychedelic and everything happened so slowly but was over in an instant. So I am feeling a little mushy about your poem right now.

jo-hanna said...

Brilliant with horror overtones. Migraine inducing colours translated into words. Awesome.

lynndiane said...

Cool fantasy explains painting...and vice versa! I felt the "purity like a mother's womb, the bursting of heart-shaped capillaries"

thecourseofourseasons.com said...

loved the babys coo and the warmth of the domestic scene - beautiful - K

ccchampagne said...

I had to go look up somnambulism (it was what I thought it would be), but I was about to say this all sounds like what the world appears like when you turn around and take it all in with your eyes closed. Brilliantly described!

Heidi said...

I love this comment.

kkkkaty said...

Cool...heat shaped psychedelic capillaries!! Just kidding...I see how you derived the "innocence" from the painting....I wonder since the oceans are pale pink and blue or purple...it could mean you have a girl or boy in the house ;)

The Bizza said...

The painting does feel psychedelic, as do your words describing it. sleepwalking is a scary notion, but I'm grateful for whatever part it played in inspiring your work.