fleet (in corners)

Inspired by the phrase ‘the room where women come and go’ taken from ‘The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock’ by T. S. Eliot.

This now comprises a part of The Linkages Project

I find myself
the stranger
to my own device

inhabiting dim corners
of the room
where women come
and go

to rhythms I have not

my time
is a mystery

and certainties are not
to the passing likes
of such
as I

the time it takes
for my instant
to pass
is much the same
as a sway
this way
then that
of a skirt en-swirl

and the touch
so fleeting
of florid lips

extended in time
by memory

to endure as
a reason
for why I


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2 thoughts on “fleet (in corners)

    • Hi Derrick. Yes, my aim is for the phrase to be integrated seamlessly, and for the new work to go off in its own direction, though influenced by the mood of the original, and my own mood when writing.

      How successful, is a whole ‘nother thing, though.

      When finished, the original poem might be home link to as many as a hundred or more new pieces via hyperlinks. Fun.

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