If I could palimpsest myself —
rewrite the manuscript,
I would poetry
I would paint myself a smile,
and wear for you.
I would daisy chain and dance
forsake the ash and cloth
if I could palimpsest myself.
A second small poem for Amaya at dVerse on the subject of changing yourself.
I like this line: “forsake the ash and cloth”
Yes, I wish I could palimpsest a whole lot of my life😃. Good point Bjorn
I would daisy chain and dance—-
Love this post!
Can’t go back! Only forward with change inevitable!
I never heard of “palimpsest” and seems like you used it so well
Love this poem. 🙂
such significant use of ‘palimpsest’ …. Loved it!
Your lexicon enthralls me! Please don’t palimpsest yourself… this Bjorn is filled with poetry already…..:)
This in fact has a feeling of joy and whimsy and mischief, so I’m not too worried about your inclination to rewrite yourself. 😉
Playful:) And it reminds me of a tanka I wrote. Maybe I’ll link it up Thursday.
Would love to see it…
The smooth cadence, vivid capture of emotions, the play of words (with palimpsest in the mix) and brevity of your poem appeal to all senses. Brilliant write!
All the rhythm of a dance indeed. (K)
love this, especially “I would daisy chain and dance”, if one could palimpsest one’s life, then to rewrite it with joy — so lovely!