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among paintings of a burning house

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September 27, 2021
among paintings of a burning house by raido-ehwaz
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we first kissed in the chapel

of a bookshop where we'd never met,

only dreamed.


sometimes things you aren't sure you've actually seen

show up on old films you develop

a year after you sober up.


sometimes we dream of connections and the strange relief

of losing everything

then awaken to search for the same.


sometimes i can't put my finger on it, still i know it's there:

a tiny spark that might dissolve like a dream,

or become brushstrokes on an unfinished canvas.


we first met in another bookshop.

i don't remember the words we said then,

only what i dreamed.

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marciceman's avatar

Congratulations on this DD !!!

Very nice !!!! :) !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

raido-ehwaz's avatar

Thanks a lot! It was a fun surprise :)

alapip's avatar

Ahah! Another well earned DD, Hannele! :nod: pip

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Thanks a lot, Pip! :heart:

LindArtz's avatar

Very Nice work!!! :clap: Congrats on your DD!!!

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xlntwtch's avatar

Very nice piece, from the great title to the end. The imagery reaches out and touches feelings we didn't quite know were there, and now we don't want to forget them. Dreamy... :love:Congratulations on the DD!

raido-ehwaz's avatar

Very nice words to hear, thank you very much! :)

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Congrats on the DD!

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alapip's avatar

Yes, Hannele, as you said, old memories, dreams, life,

even films, songs, and reveries can overlap until we

sometimes can't remember what was real. I guess

I've sometimes had false memories from dreams, at

least that seemed to be the case. The reveries seem

best to revisit though; pretenses and wishes. But...


The last of my house is very slowly smoldering. :O pip

Barosus's avatar

I felt this one! There is a phrase in an old song that often haunts me:


"Like a man who

remembers in awe

the sight he's never seen.

I tried to explain,

but the words didn't make

any sense to you"


This has a very similar, numinous, melancholy feel. Bravo!

raido-ehwaz's avatar

Thank you! I appreciate it :)

Barosus's avatar

You are very welcome! 😊

raido-ehwaz's avatar

Thank you so much for the DD! :heart:

OptimisticJerk's avatar

Well, I find this very nostalgic, whimsical & melancholy..like some memories tend to be. Beautifully written! Thanks for sharing.

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