The cat followed the play of sunlight
through the window as the day wore on:
the recourse of gable roofs caught in the little town’s slanting brown stillness
the diaphane of color floating through the lace curtain
moths seeking a wall’s asylum from the beating ceiling fan
the incantation of the father praying over the steaming cup of tea, three cooked eggs in a bowl-
the table set for the other for a long time now
the soot smudge, on the white wall next to the open door- the gnossienne shadow of willows in the field beyond
the black suitcase on wheels waiting for the leave
Diaphane is French for diaphanous.
Gnossienne: Any of several musical compositions or a thing having a dance-like quality.
Pentimento (a visible trace of earlier painting beneath a layer or layers of paint on a canvas)
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Very evocative. Filled with great words. ExcellentLoading…