Alexander Averin

Sunday, 3 February 2013

A Meme

A Meme


One of my favorite things is solitude.

Outside my window it’s dark;  a night owl’s delight.

I am thinking  detachment must be the order of this night.

From the kitchen come the sounds of silence and the distant echoes of a chime.

I am wearing layers and layers to keep me from the cold.

I am reading the life of Edna O’Brien who weaves her words with magic, beauty and mysticism.

I am hearing a voice, a sigh.

I am hoping all will be well.

Around the dimming room are swirls and curls, reflections from the bamboo shades.

I am going to linger awhile on my creation.

I am creating a dream,

I am thankful  every moment for so much, so much, so much.

Here is picture thought I am sharing.


Do share your thoughts in words and pictures too.



Pondside said...

Mmmm - beautiful picture of where you are just now.

Vee said...

What a lovely lends itself to poetry. I may have to take you up on the challenge. Yours is perfectly wonderful. I love that you are creating a dream.

laurie said...

wow. i felt like i was there---especially with the quiet chime coming from the dark kitchen.... so nice.

i have that new edna o'brien memoir, too. looking forward to digging into it.

Pam said...

I enjoyed reading this Cait.
Thanks for the invitation to share and participate with this... around early a.m. for me.

E Wix said...

So thoughtful and so lovely.
What a precise and apt response.
Please keep warm!

Dave King said...

This is remarkable, remarkable in the word play and in the effect it had upon this reader. Quite brilliant.

Frances said...

Cait, I feel very fortunate right now to have read A Meme and the poetry in the previous post.

You are very generous to those of us who visit here.

Thank you. xo

My Maine Blog said...

A very moving and heartfelt meme and so creative. I think I will also try to create my have inspired me greatly. Thank you for sharing.

podso said...

Simply beautiful. And a wonderful, creative challenge.

Friko said...

It’s a lovely meme, does it have a time limit? It’s on of these reflections we should all slow down towards at frequent intervals.

I would love to do this for myself, is there an originator I would have to mention? You?

It’s a lovely image of Cait at peace.

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I'm visiting from Vee's. Your words were very moving. Just lovely. As I said in my comment to Vee, I'll have to try this meme sometime.
Have a wonderful day!

Jenny said...

Oh, I love this. Maybe I'll have to give it a try too. Thank you.


My Maine Blog said...

Well it took me all day and I don't know if I did it the way it is supposed to be done because I was very graphic and sentimental but I just finished creating my own meme.
Tell me what you think Cait if you have a spare moment.

Bonnie said...

sharing the word MEME with my high school English students. I may do this exercise with them. My friend PODSO ( blog) sent me to read this so I am glad to meet you. I will also look for Edna O'Brien.

My Maine Blog said...

Hello Cait...I'm not sure if you got my update but I just wanted you to know that I made a brand new page on my blog for my meme

It took me a while to figure it out but you shouldn't have any trouble finding it now. Sorry about that.

Kerry said...

How beautiful. I "discovered" you by way of Ursula. Thank you for sharing your wonderful writing.

Anonymous said...

Someone next to me was blowing out a sigh as I read this, so it was a little surreal reading about the sigh. Horrible of me, perhaps, but I thought of an old Skittles commercial when I looked at the picture. ~Mary

ps came over from Friko's blog.

Sue said...

Found you via Friko's blog, which is also new to me.

Enjoyed "meeting" you both very much, and I like the meme, too.