Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Conversation

A Dinner Table at Night,  John Singer Sargent

The Conversation

Stopped
her attention exhausted 
smile worn out
the dinner too long.

Rescue
impossible
the room too warm 
a distant memory invaded.

Starring
across the room
she saw his ghost
in conversation with another.

Hopelessly
she wished for escape
from yet another conversation
with yet another man.

J. Binford-Bell
August 2012

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16 comments:

  1. I feel her pain. Well penned..or typed I suppose.

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  2. wow...nice felt piece...all the old familiar places....seeing them there...nice evocative write...

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  3. Well captured. Things don't change whether its the 19th, 20th or 21st century.

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  4. The weight of ennui is palpable . . well written.

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  5. yes I think I saw that boredom in her face...great! thankyou.

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  6. Ah, the vicious circle of the blind date! Or the twilight zone of the recurring ghostlike DejaVu. I wish the first conversation, the one with her dream man, had continued so she never had to get on this merry-go-round. Clear capture of the stages in feeling trapped.

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  7. 'Rescue Impossible' - what a great title...

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  8. Tangled ghosts...tinged in sadness...

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  9. Poignant and well-written.

    =)

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  10. Poor darling. Perhaps a well applied steak-knife would add a brief excitement to the evening...?

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  11. Oh yes, I see her pain, as well as feel it through your words...I say run off with the artist who paints this sad couple at heart! Bravo!

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  12. So many men, so little time .....

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