Ghost quadrille for dVerse

There are ghosts here,
trapped behind glass
with all their various
smiles, their laughter –
glancing at me, twisting
out of view.

I am ghost tangled,
catching flickering glimpses
of their movement,
following an old song,
a sweet smoke trail

finding myself lost
somewhere remembered.

This is for Kim at dVerseasking for ghosts in 44 words.

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23 thoughts on “Ghost quadrille for dVerse

  1. This is fab, Sarah! I love the elusiveness expressed in your poem, with the ghosts trapped, laughing, glancing and twisting out of view. I especially like the words ‘ghost tangled’, as if they are weaving a web around you, and that ‘old song, / a sweet smoke trail’ that trails off into the final lines:
    ‘finding myself lost
    somewhere remembered.’
    Dreamlike and foggy.

    Like

  2. your ghosts seem to me friendly and kind, they are flickerings in the moments, only there for a short time and you transport glass transparence of time to me, a window into past with the feel of a stay and and a movement back at same time into the dimension of ghosts, like a feel for a melancholy, accompanying their appearance, something I perceive like the distant sound of ghosts. Many greetings from Germany, from the Karfunkel fairy

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  3. I like the progression in this from the distance of ghosts behind glass to perhaps being a ghost lost, somewhere remembered. There is so much ghostly activity here and after.

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