Paisley Blue

United States

they/them | 6.2.2020
genderfluid | christian

the sound of rain

Message from Writer

thank you to Wisp, rwong, Busssy.Bee, and mirkat for all of the love and support :)

--

"My work is loving the world.
Here the sunflowers, there the hummingbird--
equal seekers of sweetness.
Here the quickening yeast; there the blue plums.
Here the clam deep in the speckled sand."
- "Messenger", Mary Oliver

"And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death,
And I will thread a thread through my poems that time and event are compact,
And that all the things of the universe are perfect miracles, each as profound as any."
-Song of Myself (Leaves of Grass, Walt Whitman)

before the birds take flight

January 30, 2021

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shadows of headlights shone on my ceiling,
    that morning,
from behind the wispy folds of my curtains.
they spoke to me of leaving; they spoke
    of a life unrestrained.

underneath the sounds of running water
    which came from the kitchen
     - my mother in the kitchen - 
the birds outside my window sang to me.

i asked them how they can survive
    being left behind;

it’s only hard the first time, they said,
    it’s only hard the first time.

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24 Comments
  • xx carolina xx

    re: i will not confirm or deny your theory lol


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    https://writetheworld.com/groups/1/shared/215607/version/448988


    3 months ago
  • beth r.

    "they spoke to me of leaving; they spoke
    of a life unrestrained."
    this piece is so graceful- so pretty!
    re: aw thank you :)


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    hestia is a queen - i'm gonna try and give prim a redemption arc lol


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    https://writetheworld.com/dashboard#community


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    re: hey, hey, i didn't say bebbie wouldn't seep in a little bit - let's say a few hearts could get broken, leaving one certain gay bab with red hair with some er, flaming red jealousy


    3 months ago
  • doodleninja

    also this is such a beautiful little piece; the title really brings it all together!


    3 months ago
  • doodleninja

    re: aww thanks so much! that truly means a lot, especially the fact that you read it twice :) <3


    3 months ago
  • AJ - Izzy

    The last line... hit hard... although my heart is melancholic, I absolutely adore this beautiful writing <3
    re: that makes me so happyyy!!! *sparkly eyes* :)


    3 months ago
  • remi'sgotinkstains

    re: Mediators Unite!! hehe ;)


    3 months ago
  • anemoia (#words)

    simply amazing and touching.
    “It’s only hard the first time.”
    Is that true, do you think?


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    re: hey man it's a free country do what you want, lol

    or marco and minnie could prevail?? idk??


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    re: "bebby" it is butttt that could change based on how i feel about minnie and barney's chemistry..


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    re: i told you it would be atrocious

    here's a bEttEr oNe
    bebby


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    re re re: i got it

    it's *wheeze*
    it's barnbenezer


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    re: I SAID I WAS SORRY
    re re: yes, i love 'em too, but their ship name would be atrocious, lol


    3 months ago
  • remi'sgotinkstains

    "they spoke of a life unrestrained"
    that's what i want


    3 months ago
  • Anne Blackwood

    Re: Thank you!! <3


    3 months ago
  • mirkat

    with all your pieces, i'm left with the echo of them in my head long after i finish reading. this was no exception! the imagery at the begging and then the grounding detail of your mom in the kitchen and then the crux of the poem and then the end is just spectacular... the repetition gosh wow.
    re: "it's so amazing, honestly, when being a poet lets you see even the most mundane things as potential beauty." yes! that's what being a poet is in the purest form-- taking normal, simple things in life and trying to find or designate meaning to them. and thx for reassuring me about my pen name! at first i wasn't sure and debated between em dashwood (which has a bit of a pun if you can find it) and em ripley but neither felt totally right. then i thought of em wilder and knew that was the one. i get about not changing paisley-- it does seem to fit you but then again it's nice to reinvent yourself once in a while. yes, i'm wonderful! ooooh weird question but what's your fav type of jam? my brother only eats apricot which i love in fruit form but hate in jam form. i love raspberry and strawberry's okay. i've even had pomegranate jam one time which was amazing. also sometimes we go to a local bakery and buy a giant loaf of bread to last the week so that's what i had this morning. it's so good and fresh and delicious. hbu?
    <3<3<3


    3 months ago
  • Yellow Sweater

    "underneath the sounds of running water" - This is exquisite. It just opens up this whole sub-reality underpinning this beautiful moment!

    Re: Thank you so much! That's interesting about the first two stanzas. Maybe I should include more sensual details to help ground the metaphor.


    3 months ago
  • Rose A(hiatus)

    I'm not sure what to say, but I'll try.

    Wow... Your work always impresses me. Wonderfully done!


    3 months ago
  • rwong

    woahhhhhhhh
    this is like so simple and profound at the same time idk how to describe it, it seems my brain is not at its usual self today hahahaa
    but i do love this, truly


    3 months ago
  • useless :)

    "from behind the wispy folds of my curtains.
    they spoke to me of leaving; they spoke
    of a life unrestrained."
    this is beautiful, i can't even think of what to say. wow.


    3 months ago
  • xx carolina xx

    ...wow.

    i live for poetry about animals/inner workings of animal life and this served.

    everything you've ever written has served by the way. ca-ching.


    3 months ago