all included

Poem #252 from a series of poems drawn from the imagination and collected as: a Bachelard reverie.

Back to Bachelard and me – Introduction


to commence
he wrote his desk
and then the room
his den

onto the page
went the window
the garden
the parkland
trees shrubs
a small dog
all of them

he incorporated the house
starting from the basement
rising to the attic
the chimneys

a line of pigeons
astride a ridge
running along the centre
of the roof

his street
the road
the houses
the neighbours
all of them
all of them
inserted
into the story

all that he could think of
all that he could imagine
he wrote

at last
when it seemed
he had included
the whole of the world

he wrote his wife
his children

and then he was done

with a tear
running from a corner
of his eye
he looked around

saw nothing


© Frank Prem 2018

Bachelard and me Poem #253: tidal street

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