squinting into the darkness

dirty bus windows
litter sky view
my thoughts, freight
words, unthinkable
my skirt has broken button

grow, change, adapt, rest
spit out the parts
that won’t digest
apply them to yesterday
and last year

by mary ann blinkhorn

23 thoughts on “squinting into the darkness

  1. alvason says:

    Good thoughts, images (scraps of) and rhythyms here … damn me, is that really how you spell rhythym??!!)

    • mypenandme says:

      Y do you ask? Lol! Good to see you. ๐Ÿ™‚

      • alvason says:

        Well, it just looks dopey to spell it that way but that’s the way it is because of where it came from which was Greek > Latin or the other way round. Then I suppose, we must be meant to pronounce the “h” sounds, which would require that you throw the sound into the top of the throat after starting with “r”.

        I’m a pedantic old pain in the bum about pronunciation, being (once upon a time) a Scot, whose speaking, at least from my home town of Edinburgh, is the best English you can hear. Of course.

        So: the newspapers here are full of the fights in the Southern Ocean, where protestors have managed to stop Japan whaling in Australian waters. The thing is, the Aussies here have no idea that you are supposed to pronounce the “h” in whaling, so it makes me scoff with laughter and scorn when they talk about all the “wailing” that is going on.

        Also, and just for example, they reckon “stork” and “stalk” are pronounced the same because they can neither (a) differentiate bewteen a short and a long vowel or (b) pronounce the “r”!!

        Keep well!

      • mypenandme says:

        It can also be spelled rhythm. There are two spellings of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • mypenandme says:

      What is the link to your acrylic paintings? I can’t find it on your blog.

    • phildynan says:

      My favourite spelling of “rhythm” is “ritmo”, because the sound of it is beautiful to me…

  2. Love the agitation – unique in a poem.

  3. Helen says:

    love your use of words; spare, evocative. You spur me onwards

  4. I like the “spit out the bits” part – I think I’ll definitely start doing that.

  5. Deborah says:

    very dimand artistic !

  6. Maxi says:

    This is just some great prose, M.A. “Spit out the parts that won’t digestโ€ฆ” I love this.
    blessings ~ maxi

  7. fgassette says:

    Love you writing.

    Thank you for visiting my blog today. I appreciate the time you took to stop by. May your day be filled with joy and peace.

    • mypenandme says:

      …and I love your blogs. I did a bit of catching up, just now. I’m so behind in my blog reading these days. I enjoyed my visit. Thanks for your kind words.

  8. Seems an accurate description of poetry for me…applying broken parts of now the make sense of then….like reflections in dirty windows…
    Great stuff.

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