Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Ghostly leftovers....

Every  time I climb
into my bed
you’re there 

A will o’ the wisp
haunting my nights
fleeting , ethereal 

Ever again solid in that
pink mist just
before full waking 

Your arms
wrapped snugly
spooning me
into a new day

29 comments:

theborgpoet said...

Short, concise and sweet.Love those warm mornings.

Brian Miller said...

your opening line puts this into an eerie feel...though it ends rather warm, maybe...not sure i want to spoon a ghost...i imagine it might get cold..smiles.

Heaven said...

i do like snuggling in the morning but with real arms, not ghostly...that is scary...

Laura Eno said...

At least he's a friendly ghost... :D

Pat Hatt said...

That ghost would make Casper himself jealous..haha

shannon esposito said...

he he...I can see the confusion. I am picturing you and a hot little ghost number, in bed munching down on some cold meatloaf :-)

Just kidding. It is very sweet!

Ravenblack said...

Almost like a very lucid dream. A very sensual poem. Awesome.

Karen from Mentor said...

thanks Raven, that's what I was going for, the feel of floating around in the nearly dream state, where experiences feel incredibly real even if they're only a memory we've stored.

the unconscious is such a cool place. Who knows what lurks there...

appreciate you taking the time to stop in.
:0)

Claudia said...

so what kind of ghosts are you having in your bed in this halloween season...? smiles...seems it's a nice and warm one..

kamana said...

this is very sweet, with a touch of eeriness :)

estrella05azul said...

I wouldn't have connected the dots to form a ghost snuggle there (maybe I'm just too sleepy still?).
However, the look back to gone sweet memories could feel like recalling ghosts of the past.

estrella05azul said...

And I hit enter before also adding how much I loved this poem (No maybes, I am too sleepy still...) ;)

Laurita said...

Oooh, I'd like to be haunted like that. Your poems always give me warm fuzzies, although this one has a side of cold shivers.

Karen from Mentor said...

that's so funny Laurita. I didn't even see the literal interpretation of this being an actual ghost in the bed until a couple of people commented. Then I did a *headdesk* and said, oh yeah, it's halloween and I have "ghostly" in the title.....*laughing*

glad you got both fuzzies and shivers from this. Thank you for taking the time to comment my lovely friend.
*smooch*

Karen from Mentor said...

@Claudia... seems like it's a nice and warm one *grins* yep. and right there behind the eyelids.

*hugs you*

Karen from Mentor said...

@Brian , Heaven , Laura and Pat. Thanks eversomuch for stopping in guys. Really enjoyed seeing this in another light.

And Pat? while I'm sure casper is a lovely guy, I'm also pretty sure he's underage.

*big group hug!*

ayala said...

Sweet and warm ending.

Karen from Mentor said...

@shannon.

hee hee hee. holy cow shannon, meatloaf?? ...I've dabbled in whipped cream but...

gives a whole new twist to the old saying "I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers..."

*smooches you*

Karen from Mentor said...

@theborgpoet , kamana, Estrella and ayala, I love that all four of you used the word sweet. this feels sweet to me. a wistful look back at a lovely memory that's so real, but just out of reach. Really appreciate you taking the time to read and comment.

you guys rock.

*BIG SMILE*

Steve E said...

As I drop off to sleep, AND begin to awaken for the day, it is true that I could focus only on a ghost. But it is a ghost I know--very WELL know, in fact! (And I do not tell her how she is 'seen' at those hours--grin!)

Thank you Karen, and PEACE!

ganymeder said...

Lovely!

Helen said...

Sounds like the sort of haunting one would embrace! Nice poem!

John Wiswell said...

Way sweeter than I'm used to around here. Are you alright, Karen?

Karen from Mentor said...

It's ok John, not to worry. Was just having an especially warm and fuzzy day. I'm all better now.
*grins*

Karen from Mentor said...

@Helen,

Thanks! As far as I'm concerned embracing is one of the great joys of life.

Karen from Mentor said...

@ganymeder,
thanks for stopping in hon. sweet of you to take the time.
*smooch*

Karen from Mentor said...

@Steve E,
sounds like you're doing alright there sir.
*BIG SMILE*

estrella05azul said...

Since there's no new post up, I'll say it here:
HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dear!!!
*throws confetti & hugs the stuffings out of you*

Karen from Mentor said...

You're so darned cute Estrella. I put up a new post just for you.
*smooch*