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Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Perspective

image by Daniel Murtagh
From the window in my door
I watch you leave
I imagine you
as a painting, wonder 
how an artist would capture your movement
away from me
Objects in the distance should be smaller
This I know
But I've always been terrible with perspective
so I am not surprised
that you seem to grow larger
the farther you move from me.

submitted for The Mag, Mag150

13 comments:

Buddah Moskowitz said...

I really liked this - the idea that our memories can inflate stature of someone / something. This was sadly beautiful. Mosk

Helen said...

Yes, Mouse ... past loves do loom larger than life in our memories. Not always a positive, I've learned.

Tina said...

Helen captured perfectly what I was thinking. Wonderful work. It's hard to let go of those loves not right for us, and they do take on a fairy-tale quality the further away they get.

Tina @ Life is Good
http://kmdlifeisgood.blogspot.com/

Brian Miller said...

pretty cool effect there in the end with them growing larger...we def color our past the further we get from it...

Rebelle said...

La!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Does it fall under Einstein's Theory of Relativity? Nicely written, made me think.

Susie Clevenger said...

Memories, they can take on a larger than life perspective. I so enjoyed your interpretation of the image.

Mynx said...

Beautiful. And i can relate to the idea of wondering how to paint someone, something.

hyperCRYPTICal said...

Clever write and how true it is that memories are sometimes larger than life.

Anna :o]

Tess Kincaid said...

Interesting perspective and so often true...

Michael said...

the perspective switch is so very clever and insightful.

Tumblewords: said...

This is wonderful - wise and well crafted.

Kathe W. said...

ah yes- absence makes the heart grow fonder...