Lamp Lights and Music – Dinggedicht – July 14, 2015

- 5 letters

late autumn afternoon
in Champs Elysee
paradise of lamp lights
dancing in the wind …

the smell of cotton candy
fills the air with sweetness
the echoing of music
and call of raucous hawkers
a cacophony of sound …

all the trees are nude now
the leaves have all been swept
the chill seeps into my sweater
as the sun slowly sets …

walking in a daze
smiling at passersby
the children cry for candy
on this late autumn day …

magic fairy lights
came on one by one
and now this magic park
is a shelter in the storm …

innocence and beauty
play upon the trees
come walk with me my darling
once more in paradise.

© G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Mindlovemisery’s Photo Challenge- Illumine and B&P’s Shadorma & Beyond –  The Dinggedicht

The photo was found on the Mindlovemisery’s Menagerie’s prompt.

Straw Hat (Mugiwara boush) – July 11, 2015

Old Straw Hat

Old Straw Hat

old straw hat
memory of a long-lost summer
neglected on a chair


in this hot sunshine
wearing his old straw hat
shaded – protected
except from the memories
of their love now long past

G.s.k. ‘15

Written for Carpe Diem #773 Mugiwara boushi (straw hat)


on a dust heap
left over from the regatta
a bright new straw hat
that someone abandoned

he picked it up as a lark
[on a summer evening walk]
his girlfriend squealed
in fastidious disdain

taken home – abandoned
it gathered dust on a chair
as forgotten as that summer walk

a change of ribbon
[bright satin green]
now the forgotten straw hat
serves its purpose again

G.s.k. ‘15

(* Dinggedicht or Object Poem was introduced by Rainer Maria Rilke in the early 1900s – for more information click HERE)