Skip to toolbar

{sunday} Aldo Pacheco ~ The Professional

House Empty Speaks a Loud Truth, 2018

By Iris Jamahl Dunkle
for Charmian Kittredge London
1.      House made of breath exhaled from wooden ribs.
2.      Dale Carnegie’s name scribbled on a cream closet door.
3.      A nautilus shell eating a light bulb sheds the softest light.
4.      Calabashes painted grey sway from their ropes whenever the earth shakes.           (Someone tried to mute their color).
5.      She designed the house so that it would never burn.
6.      The rock patio has a pyramid-shaped staircase that leads up and over the.            edge.
7.      Left unattended, I slid every window latch open, shimmied through sliding doors.
8.      You could hear the red-breasted robins singing from the second floor.
9.      The silver painted wallpaper came off on my fingertips.
10.    What they thought was a guest room was actually her office.
11.     When the state cataloged the house, everyone forgot she was a writer.

  1.     It never burned.
  2.     Bays and oaks move closer to the house. (Hear their leaves whisper?)
  3.     Though they’ll cover the fountain in the sun-filled dining room, its waters will keep broadcasting to future visitors.

Happy Sunday.

Another happy discovery … please sit back and enjoy …

Llobet: Complete Guitar Music

{en vedette} Mark Daniels ~ Desperation

This was the {daily pic} on May 2, 2014.

“I nearly died.” —The Beatles

Who among us hasn’t experienced this kind of devastation?

There are a few, I guess. Nietzsche said, “That which does not kill me makes me stronger.” Foolish man obviously never had his heart broken, making everything else he ever wrote suspect.

No Reply by The Beatles

This happened once before,
When I came to your door,
No reply.
They said it wasn’t you,
But I saw you peep through your window.
I saw the lie, I saw the lie.
I know that you saw me,
‘Cause I looked up to see your face.

I tried to telephone,
They said you were not home,
That’s a lie.
‘Cause I know where you’ve been,
And I saw you walk in your door.
I nearly died, I nearly died,
‘Cause you walked hand in hand
With another man in my place.

If I were you I’d realize that I
Love you more than any other guy.
And I’ll forgive the lies that I
Heard before when you gave me no reply.

I’ve tried to telephone,
They said you were not home,
That’s a lie.
‘Cause I know where you’ve been
And I saw you walk in your door.
I nearly died, I nearly died,
‘Cause you walked hand in hand
With another man in my place.

No reply, no reply.

The Art of iPhonism

To register here and share your work, please, email me.
All are welcome!

Archives