Thursday, May 13, 2010

Image by Michael Parkes

A Time Travel

by Debashish Haar

An hour for time travel:
Vermeer accepts
Bernard Shaw’s invitation,
schools of arts and linguistics meet.
Dali and Escher host
Columbus for a drink, a whole world’s
rediscovered, after centuries, in a bed.

At 5.30 am, he wakes in the sheet
that had rivers and streams.
The streams flow upstairs
into the terrace, and he swims.

He’s the only creator,
sipping the solar system in a cup.

The wind frees the sheets of dream
and collapses like powder in grass.
Pictures fade like rainbows
and splash their colors.


Samosas for One said...

Beautiful. Did you get my invitation?

A Cuban In London said...

How beautiful! Many thanks. Escher and Dali as hosts? That'll be one hell of a dinner! :-)

Greetings from London.

rochambeau said...

Endless possibility!
Hugs to you and the fam!


Poetikat said...

Wow, that is one wild poem, Yoli! I love the pairing with the Parkes picture. Who would you invite to a fantastic dinner party?

I think Shakespeare, James Joyce and Sylvia Plath would be fun.


sinnlighet said...

You have a such a lovely blog, and this post is just beautiful! Best wishes for a beautiful weekend. Thank you for your kind words.


Techyonix said...

Hi, this is Debashish, and I feel honored to see my poem on your blog, but I am not sure if I know you.

Yoli said...

I would have to invite Shaw and Wilde.

Debashish if that is indeed you, it is an honor that you are here. I am a big fan.

Annie Coe said...

So beautiful and makes me feel peaceful :-).

sinnlighet said...

Godmorning, Sweden here...

Thank you for nice comment on my Wabi & Sabi blog & I love to suprise you (you do the same for me all the time)!!

By the way, today I have a very swedish theme on my blog.... and I think you'll like it!

Please take care


Robin said...

This sounds like a dinner I would love to be a guest at! What conversations!


♥ Robin ♥

at swim-two-birds said...

oh wow, so glad to know you! love this poem :-)

Amanda said...

beautiful poem yoli............

whom to invite to a dinner party..........james joyce, yes. richard feynmann. and john fowles.


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Yoli said...

k we have two very different takes on Shaw. The man and his work are very familiar to me. I do appreciate your concern, I will make sure you come along for the dinner.