Wayzata, Minnesota

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The Rewrite

"Rebels revel in rewriting reality's restrictions."
Ryan Lilly

Rewriting, or rather taking what's been written in one voice and flipping it as though you've built a mansion from reusable scraps.

Photo credit: Gerrit Photography



by Me
and Edgar
(ever so slightly)

The Place- Edgar's Cafe, here I sit, 
yes, I see the man with camera
with the silken happily certain rustling of each linen page, 
thrilled me, as I tapped away behind the window-pane.

Never upon a morning of rewriting, will I forget, crisp and chatty,
Under many ordinary and uninteresting volumes of remembered myths,
While I plotted, always typing, suddenly there came an annoying rapping,
As if some one roughly tapping, tapping under my typewriter keys.
"Tis some editor," I yelled, "tapping at my typewriter keys-
Only that, and nothing less."

Ah, fluently I'd forgotten it was in the bright of December,
And each continued raving line birthed its creation upon my paper,
Eagerly, I dreamt of yesterdays; modestly I had not sought to convey
From my pages wildly yielding, convey- convey for the found Gilmore-
For he the familiar and gloomy ex-lover whom the critics and I named Gilmore-
Named here nevermore.

and the silken happily certain rustling of each linen page thrilled me-
as I tapped away behind the window-pane.

Surely you noticed-
It's Edgar Allan Poe writing- as once again he slips behind-
 the silken sad uncertain rustling of each purple curtain-
continuing evermore.

Enjoy your day, wherever it takes you!

"Never fear starting. Fear never starting."
Ryan Lilly


Jeanie said...

You are incredibly clever and it's a wonderful piece to accompany the photo!

Christine said...

Love the photo and the rustle of silk and tapping of keys! Very sensory post!

Theresa Milstein said...

My favorite line: "each continued raving line birthed its creation upon my paper."

Leovi - La Fotografía Efectista Abstracta said...

Wonderful poem, I love your interpretation !!

Limbo Delirium
Black & White Abstract

Berowne said...

Quoth the raven, Gil - More!

brudberg said...

Super clever.. and I love how she actually have seen that photographer.. wonderful little detail

Gail said...

Good one!

eileeninmd said...

Hello, Poe is one of my favorite. Great one! And I loved the image! Have a happy week!

Elephant's Child said...

Soooo much more hopeful than Eddie (and I bet no-one called him that) ever managed.

Sun Bloom said...


Cloudia said...

tap tap tap. . . .stir stir stir



EG CameraGirl said...

How I wish I were as clever as you are with words!

Debbie said...

you have such a creative, crafty way with words!!!!

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Love it Karen and know what? I missed the guy with the camera in the window in my haste to animate it. Haha!

Kutamun said...

Thus quoth the raven ! - great stuff , you are in very philosophical mood , it seems