Monday, August 9, 2010

Morning Ghost...


Not afraid of cupboards
closing and opening at dawn,

peeling paint,
passe' decor,
chintz roses
torn from the back of a chair.

A stained glass window,
on the high transom,
picturing a cherub,
eyes woven together 
by a spider's web.

Butter churns by an unseen hand,
a gust of wind
flutters a pale curtain
above the water pump,

and I am at the top of the stairs.

The cat goes down below
because that sunrise spirit
has good intentions,

sleeps quietly through the night,
the cat on my left,
the ghost on my right,

who on certain mornings,
rushes downstairs to start the coffee,
both wafting through the empty house,
and me,
not dead as long as she.

@copyright/all rights reserved/2010


Solid Rock or Sinking Sand said...

I really enjoyed reading the posts on your blog. I would like to invite you to come on over to my blog and check it out. God's blessings too you. Lloyd

Lyn said...

Hi Lloyd-
A pleasure hearing from you..thank you..will definitely read your blog!! Blessings...

Unknown said...

Another scary one, Lyn! But a ghost who'll start the coffee must be good!

Lyn said...

Hi Derrick-
That's what I'm aiming's hard to get good help these days!!

A Cuban In London said...

I agree with Derrick. A ghost who makes coffee? And is it Fairtrade? :-) Bring it on!

Fab poem, if a little spooky. But it's been raining cats and dogs (no pun intended :-D) over here and I am in the mood for a scary poem.

Greetings from London.

Sam Liu said...

I can imagine everything you describe, Lyn, your poetry transports me to the world you have created. This is indeed a chilling poem, the sort that sends shivers down one's spine.

Carrie Van Horn said...

Lyn this poem is one of my favorites of yours...always look forward to your beautiful poetry! :-)

Lyn said...

Hi Cuban in London-
Spooky is what I seem to be doing these days..I think the heat wave here has fried my brain!! Thanks for stopping by...

Lyn said...

Hi Sam-
If I can't see it, I can't write thank you so much for your kind words..
little movies, is what I sort of mean to do!

Lyn said...

Hi Carrie-
Your words mean so much to me..thank you!

Lyn said...

Hi Jack-
Thanks for visiting..always nice to find a new friend!

bethany925 said...

Hi! I love this poem! A lovely hallowe'en treat. I wonder if I can use the picture of the ghostly cat for my blog. I will link back to your blog, of course. If you have the citation for the original picture (is it yours?) I would like to credit that too.
Many thanks,

Lyn said...

Hi bethany-
Thanks so much for dropping by...2 year old blog! You can use the pic..I didn't take it..from open file. If you could link back, thanks.


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