almost gone

It’s just there sometimes,
not quite seen from the corner of your eye,
like the flick of a scarf in
a gust of wind,
the sun’s reflection in
or snatching at the scrap of
a dream you can almost

It reminds me of the girl
in the Vermeer painting Girl 
With the Pearl Earring
looking forward while looking back,
while whatever it is you’re looking
for shreds like smoke.

2 Responses to “almost gone”

  1. April 20, 2011 at 2:36 am

    I like this poem. I experience that “not quite seen”, evanescent feeling that you’ve captured very well – in words and this image. The ability to bring words and images together is something I admire very much. Coincidentally, I’ve just started reading a book by an author who is also very good at this – Anita Brookner.
    I’m sad that I missed out on establishing this knowledge in my youth . . . well, adulthood & mid-life too!

  2. April 21, 2011 at 8:03 pm

    well put……….back the comment from above.

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    You will love the encouragements you get once you are in and make commitment.

    Love your blog and writing style.

    You Rock!

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