Scarves

There are possibilities in scars
      a melody
composed for stars,
an option for an exit or
an entrance to what’s past.

‘Have you ever been to Paris?’
She knits her brow:
‘How did you know?’
‘It’s like the metro-chart:
      a flaw
that gives perfection’

Girl in Scarf by Eugeniusz Zak

Girl in Scarf by Eugeniusz Zak

Today it’s Quadrille again at dVerse, the word is scar, and De hosts. We open at 3PM CET.

December 5, 2016

33 responses to “Scarves

  1. I must say I envy you a lot for weaving such powerful tales, full of emotions and real, relate-able stories one can also learn from, in such, what to me are, complicated forms!

  2. Wow, brother, it is good to be back in the ritual of language & quills. Like De, you had me at “melod(e)y”.

  3. Great response, Björn, and I so like the picture!
    I especially love the ‘melody / composed for stars’ and the ‘metro-chart / a flaw / that gives perfection’.

  4. The scar/scarf word morph – as in a flaw that gives perfection is very interesting. I’m making a note-to-self to explore that a bit … some interesting possibilities come to mind.

  5. I particularly like the ideas of ‘possibilities in scars’ and ‘a flaw that gives perfection’.

  6. Oh this is wonderful! I love the shift to the conversation….and so conversational it is. The possibilities of a scar……the mark of bravery or violence or….. And then the scarf…….so Parisian! 🙂 Although she looks quite sad….like life has left some scars upon her. In reality, it has with everyone, right?

  7. I don’t know why, but I don’t like this poem … or, it just gives me a creepy feeling. Oh, I know why now. It’s the word “carves” in the title, followed by scars and then the part about an exit. I’m picturing a girl cutting herself, perhaps considering, or attempting, suicide.

    The last two lines make me feel sick … somehow, I picture her as being perceived as perfect, or being expected to be/act perfect(ly). That may be why she’s considering ending it all.

    Like them all, there are lots of possibilities because it comes across as abstract. But the story I see is too haunting to enjoy … like a piece of artwork you don’t like/enjoy looking at, but are still pulled into examining. Does that make sense?

  8. Love the lines “a melody composed for stars” and “a flaw that gives perfection” but I admit metro charts often puzzle me…

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