Sunday, August 7, 2011

Dreaming?


(Love Song by Giorgio de Chirico)

Dream within dreamer within dream
Fantasy? Reality? 'Tis not what it seems
Deep beneath surface, peeling back layers
Mind playing tricks, Devil may (or not) care


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My little offering for Sunday 160 (a story in exactly 160 characters-spaces included) and for Poetics at dVerse~Poet's Pub. Today's subject is to write a piece based upon one of the selected works of Giorgio de Chirico. This is my 1st stop at the Pub. I'm hoping the big guys will let me play today.

19 comments:

Monkey Man said...

Love this interpretation of the photo. I wouldn't be so kind. Thanks for playing along with the Sunday 160, Polly.

Brian Miller said...

oh you can play anytime you want...smiles...that you pull it off in 160 is a feat of its own...dreams somewhere between fantasy and reality...if you read the artist background he really believed there were things we could not see and that histry kept repeating itself...you done well polly

Cheryl said...

I'm never quite sure myself.

Deep & meaningful poem.

Claudia said...

..Dream within dreamer within dream... love how you capture the surrealism of this time and the core belief of the painter with this...

hedgewitch said...

Yes, the poem has the same sense of convoluted symbols leading down dark alleys as the painting. Good work getting that across in so few characters.

Isabel said...

lovely take. welcome to the pub. enjoy.

MorningAJ said...

Fascinating image. I like what you've done with it.

Jenny said...

Polly, what intriquing imagery. You are a master of the written word, my dear!

Alice Audrey said...

Surreal, just like the photo.

Mark Kerstetter said...

It's a succinct statement about the ambivalence of the painting - both matter of fact and enigmatic.

Evelyn said...

Awesome combination.
seems an easy fit.

Arron Shilling said...

Formerly Known as Tom Eliot:

You really deliver a duel elaboration from painting to poetry.
In some quick but effective lines you create atmosphere and expansion.
Very effective sister.

G-Man said...

Bellissimo!!!

libithina said...

Dream within dreamer within dream' great line ~ and so infinitum ~ repeating as he thought ~ mind fills ~ brilliance ~ Lib

Mama Zen said...

Amazing 160!

C Rose said...

You take this short form and say so much. Perfect for the image prompt. ~ Rose

kez said...

succinct and yet never ending "dream within a dream" loved it thank you

Willoughby said...

Beautiful words. I wouldn't even know where to begin with that image, it's so surreal.

libithina said...

thankyou Polly for visiting ~ Spot on!! ~ hgs you Lib

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