Thursday, October 07, 2010

Remembering Colonel Slade... A poem for National Poetry Day

Today is National Poetry Day!

To celebrate it... I thought I would have a go at writing a poem... something I've strangely never tried before... but here goes.

I dedicate my poem to Colonel Slade. If you have ever seen the film Scent of a Woman... you'll know who that is. If you haven't seen the film, I highly recommend it... it's a wonderful film, a study of a blind man who's impossible to get along with... but nevertheless a man who is a great human being... and lover of women. A man I can strongly relate to for... oh so many reasons. A man whose morals, values and strength of character one could only wish to live up to! :)

Remembering Colonel Slade

She was pottering around the kitchen,
as the late evening sun streamed in.
I watched her closely over my glasses,
assimilating unconcern.
my failing sight caught glances
a smile exchanged now and then.

Looking back... I remember Colonel Slade
Looking back... I too still smell her
still sense the texture of her hair
still sense the softness of her lips
the warmth of her breath as it wafted across mine.

Looking back is an illusion,
when sight has gone,
but the senses still retain,
the scent of a woman,
the essence of her.

"Are you listenin' to me, son?
I'm givin' ya pearls!"
Yes... I remember you Colonel Slade
She gave me pearls too
and hers will never fade!

I hope you liked it! As always... I welcome any comments... but please remember one thing... the first rule of poetry is... there ain't NO rules!! That's my disclaimer anyway!! lol ^_^


Maria said...

I must see that film now.

Poetry.... what a great way to express one's inner feelings and nostalgia.

Congratulations on your first effort, may you now go on to become the new 'Bard of Bungay'.

Cybernest said...

Ha ha! The 'Bard of Bungay'! I like that... has a certain ring to it. Actually there's a few of them about here in Bungay... at their best when enjoying their other talent... that of being piss artists!! :)

Thank you for your kind comment. Poetry is something I have only just discovered... and if you click on my 'Poetry' link keyword above... you'll be able to see some other of my little humble attempts at it. I'm not very good, I know... but I must admit I do enjoy dabbling!

Oh and the film, "Scent of a Woman" is a 'must see'... I'm sure you'll love it!

Many thanks again! :)