Obstacle Course

Plays of light and shadows

Plays of light and shadows

The crescent moon in pink gossamer pulled pebbled clouds through fire then littered them across the sky.
A lone gold and copper tern, a messenger, flies in a slow circle above.

I stand shivering in the stillness
Waiting for the first ray of Winter Sun,
The first touch, the first warmth of light.

Suddenly, all around me catches fire.
All around me plays of lights and shadows:
On the palm and pepper trees,
Along the branches of pines and cedars,
On quivering roses and eager mimosas
…But not me.

The earth has tilted.
Now he rises where I cannot see.
Unreachable beyond the Obstacle as am I.

Until the earth shifts a little more,
While time crawls on,
And has me begging please*
I remain in blue shade, longing for a first touch delayed.

* Tears in Heaven. E. Clapton

About emmylgant

Cloud watcher and dreamer sometimes wise, often foolish, but I am what I am.
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14 Responses to Obstacle Course

  1. makagutu says:

    The idea I had about this poem just disappeared! I will come back 🙂
    I remember now… It speaks to me of a light headedness, like one setting themselves free and of beauty


    • emmylgant says:

      Thank you Mak! Sunrises are always special to me. Their beauty for sure, but it is also when I can actually see time unfold for a very few minutes as light and temperature change.


  2. This is so lovely. I admire your talent very much.
    Oh and I could hear the Clapton line after your asterisk


  3. john zande says:

    NIce! Seems you are getting a little desperate for Spring up there?


  4. arjaybe says:

    “I remain in blue shade” Lots of meanings there, especially after the Clapton reference.



  5. Une allegorie fantastique.
    La vie est quelquefois difficile, n’est-ce pas.
    Mais que fait le gouvernement?
    Une petite betise, excuses-moi, cherie.


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