Saturday, 25 July 2009

Re: Found Poem II

Where do aliens live?

caught between velvet foam of Frappuccino...

underneath soles of chapped feet...

riding pores of shimmering summer heat...

hidden inside shabby trunk where plasticine
and paint vie for space among Grandpa
Edward’s model trains...

wriggling among shedding autumn leaves...

a stream of telepathic light where, through stimulation
they stimulate imagination...

I found this answer in a Chinese fortune cookie once:

‘Aliens live in a small village on the edge of the Arctic Circle’.


Catherine Mark

14 comments:

Ponderer said...

Arctic Circle eh, those be the Chilly Willy Aliens :) Enjoyed your thoughts Cath and yes they do live amongst us thriving in nature :) Cheryl

Printemps said...

This deserves a comment, the reason being - in a Chinese fortune cookie - I found the answer lol!

This stimulates my imagination certainly through streams of telepathic light.

I like the imagery you evoke in a subtle sense.

The answer you provide to the question is hilarious.

Chuck Dilmore said...

you continue to be
one of the most
visual writers!

that's what it's all about!

hope things are great in your world!
peace~
Chuck

JM said...

‘Aliens live in a small village on the edge of the Arctic Circle’
This is just great! :-)

Rush said...

lol..liked the alien poem

u are really imaginative and potray the same in ur poems!!

~She Poet~ said...

Very visual, and unique. Love this line, "a stream of telepathic light where, through stimulation
they stimulate imagination..."

Strawberry Girl said...

so it's aliens to blame when your chapped feet hurt (I always secretly knew that). ;D

I like the imagry of aliens "riding pores of shimmering summer heat..." and "a stream of telepathic light."

Neat imagining here.

SG

(Oh, and I am glad to see your stuff again) ;D

Cynthia said...

Hi Catherine, this poem of yours
is so wonderfully creative and
whimsical - Enjoyed!

Gerry Boyd said...

Wow. This is too perfect for my words. I rerad and said "yeah". Not a wasted word. Bravo to you my friend.

Lilly said...

Your writing is better than anyones's on the net. so descriptive and magical. Hope you are enjoying your smmer break and doing lots of writing and having fun.

paulwchambers said...

i like the wriggling metaphor...

Caryn Caldwell said...

Love it! I think aliens are everywhere - any time someone feels out of place or is new to something or doesn't quite fit. It's good, though. We should be discovering new territory.

Timoteo said...

They're everywhere then, aren't they? I am bathed in your brilliance.

CathM said...

@Cheryl: Hee hee hee... indeed, ‘they do live amongst us...’ --- thank you for popping by and commenting.

@Printemps: Loved your comment... isn’t it funny how the universe answers all our questions in one way or the other... even in a fortune cookie (wink).

@Chuck: Ah – what an encouraging comment. Thank you!

@JM: Thanks for stopping by and commenting :)

@Rush: Thank you for visiting and leaving a comment!

@She Poet: I appreciate your thoughts, thank you...

@Annie (Strawberry Girl): Lol... yep, blame it on aliens :) Thanks for staying connected with me!

@Cynthia: ‘creative and whimsical’--- thank you, thank you, thank you!

@Gerry: ‘this is too perfect for words’--- Ooooh, I am chuffed!

@Lilly: I think my writing is improving bit by bit (lol)! Busy summer but all is well. Hope yours is going well...

@Paul: Don’t you just like things that ‘wriggle’...

@Caryn: Heaps of thanks for your comment :)

@Timoteo: ‘brilliance’--- oh, you are too generous : A warm welcome to my blog!