I’ve realized recently that my blog routine has been lacking in originality. I got in to spotlighting other authors, discussing, art(ists), and talking about my goals, but I stopped sharing a lot of my work. Part of that is because I haven’t had a huge volume of new work lately, an issue I think can be partially fixed by trying to provide you with some new ESTyree Originals. Happily, my sleeping self seems to have agreed with the need for more because I woke up to several text to email lines that seem to make up a free form poem. I’m not sure what I was dreaming about but I will now present to you:
(The lines I received exactly)
if form emerged from the shadows shapeless save for
the mustache that waved gently in the breeze on either
side of the presumably male face
No words were spoken
no sound was made
the only movement in the room was that acccursed mustache
It seemed to dance
waving at us
curling in the air creating shadows within the shadows
the only form with is shape do in shape with recognizable form
the only thing touched by the breeze
It was a living thing that mustache
hitching a ride on a shadow on the hint of a ghost of light
a living thing come to visit in the deep dark of a cold midnight
A dancing mustache come for a dream
all I wanted we found out where are stories
I know, weird right? Like I said…no idea what I was on about BUT…kind of a hauntingly eerie poetic piece. Let’s clean it up a bit and see what a coherent Beth can do with it, shall we?
(A little bit of spit shine)
A form emerged from the shadows
Shapeless and long save for the mustache that waved
Moving gently in the breeze on either side of a presumably male face.
No words were spoken,
No Sound was made,
The only movement in the room
Came from that accursed mustache,
The handlebar contours bouncing lightly.
It seemed to dance,
Taunting us with its moves
Waving at us from across the room.
Curling in the air and creating shadows within shadows,
The only form with a real shape,
The only shape with recognizable form,
The only thing touched by the breeze.
It was a living thing, that mustache,
And it hitched a ride on a shadow,
On the hint of a ghost of light.
A living thing come to visit in the deep, dark
Of a cold midnight.
A dancing mustache, come for a dream.
All it wanted, we discovered, were our stories.
We gladly shared them.
Elizabeth S. Tyree
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Until next time, May you have a wonderful and blessed day! Happy Groundhog’s Day, Happy February, Happy Month, Happy Life…may the blessings and inspirations flow for you.