Definition

One must make a distinction however: when dragged into prominence by half poets, the result is not poetry, nor till the autocrats among us can be “literalists of the imagination”—above insolence and triviality and can present for inspection, imaginary gardens with real toads in them, shall we have it.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Curtain Falls

"...and the very folds of the curtains contained secrets and sighs." -Anais Nin

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Curtains. From a mundane household item to a haunting metaphor, their allure will envelop your spirit into the generous folds. When closed they instantly cast a room into blackness even on the brightest of days; while in winter they stand guard and protect us against the biting cold. 

  (The link in the title will take you to the complete lyrics for the song)

 

Curtain Falls


We'll be ready when the curtain might fall
Feel my heart beating when the crowd calls
I gotta read between the lines
Cause I'm living out the script of my life
Cause we all got a part we must play
And I've done it but I've done it my way
I gotta read between the lines
Oh (oh)
In the script of my life


"There is someone who looks after us from the behind the curtain. In truth we are not here, this is our shadow." -Rumi



"We humans have always needed rituals to draw like curtains over the chasms of the unknown. Without them we go mad, I think." -Patricia J. Williams


(all images above have been borrowed from Pixabay)

So, our challenge today is to write about curtains. You can draw inspiration from the music video by Blue and the quotes which I have shared above. Choose your own form or write in free verse, if preferred. I look forward to reading what you guys come up with. Please do visit others and remember to comment on their poems. Have fun!


14 comments:

Magaly Guerrero said...

I shall be back this evening, to see what everyone crafted from behind the curtains.

Happiest Thursday, everyone.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Magaly; Thanks for writing to the prompt, gorgeous!๐Ÿ’ž Happy Thursday!๐Ÿน

Helen said...

Love this challenge! I am working backstage on August: Osage County ~~ curtain rising and lowering and in between truly amazing performances!

Gillena Cox said...

Thanks for a lovely prompt Sanaa. Have a nice day

much love...

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Helen; That sounds exciting!๐Ÿ’ž Good to see you๐Ÿน

@Gillena; Happy Thursday!๐Ÿ’ž Thanks for joining in๐Ÿน

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Thanks for this prompt, which enabled me to add a new poem to the series I'm working on.

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is a superb prompt. Thank you, Sanaa.

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Rosemary; I am so glad it helped!๐Ÿ’ž Thank you for writing.

@Kerry; Thank you so much, so good to see you!๐Ÿ’ž

Susie Clevenger said...

Love the prompt! I am my snarky self with this one. :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Susie; Yay!๐Ÿ’ž Thanks for playing along ๐Ÿ˜

Margaret said...

Seemed right up my alley - how could I refuse anything to do with the theatre?

Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Margaret; Yay!๐Ÿ’ž Glad to know it resonated!๐Ÿน Heading over to read you.

Jim said...

This was a fun write, nice prompt, Sanaa. I wrote fast last might or I might have tried incorporating the electronic back curtains that are programmable.
BTW, mine with title was 55 words.
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Sanaa Rizvi said...

@Jim; It was a lovely write! Thank you so much for joining us๐Ÿ’ž