The Uncertainty of the Us

Lovers idea-lies bosoms and eyes.

We were too blinded by those pretty skies,

Chanting the promise of “a summer’s day”

Colorful smoke rings were guiding our way.

Then pop-popping bubbles were the new game,

Checking the Good Book for eloquent names.

Crayons and promised trust hold these cracked walls.

Still, my womb’s little-ones need pedestals.

While promises linger, memories bleed.

Changes once sought after, drive you to leave –

The train… now rolling trick- tricky-trick-track.

Deceitful perceptions cracking my back.

No touch of a hand, barren and bare,

While passionate promises wither away.

Giorgio de Chirico, “The Uncertainty of the Poet,” 1913

*Author’s Note:  This post is in response to a prompt given by Mark Kerstetter, host at dVerse – Poets Pub. The aim is to “write a poem inspired by Giorgio de Chirico – the man, his art or one of his works in particular” (MK).  


Posted on August 7, 2011, in art, disillusionment and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 10 Comments.

  1. nice…the sparce language…the trick-tricky, children on pedestals…all give a undertone of lost…which for someone with no arms and legs might be palpable…this has a gentlepen behind it though…eloquent…

  2. you capture the bareness and barenness well – also the withering and love the pop-popping bubbles ..and trick- tricky-trick-track….gives a light feeling after all..

  3. First, you’ve posted this with a good clear image of one of my favorite paintings by de Chirico. That’s great to see.

    Your poem aches. The lines

    While promises linger, memories bleed.
    Changes once sought after, drive you to leave –

    are heart-breaking. There’s something so life-like about that fragment of a statue, and the train racing away, wasted fruit…. You’ve seen the heartache in this picture.

    • Debbie Dawnslight

      Thank you! i was feeling the heartache of it, and i agree with you that it’s “so life-like”. Thank you for your visit and insightful comment.

  4. I also selected (another) picture, with bananas and train on the background. What’s his obsession with them..ha..ha…

    I like these lines too:

    “While promises linger, memories bleed.
    Changes once sought after, drive you to leave –
    The train… now rolling trick- tricky-trick-track.
    Deceitful perceptions cracking my back.”

    Great to meet you at D’verse~

    • Debbie Dawnslight

      Thank you Haven. I enjoy visiting your posts so much. Thank you for stopping by and taking the time to respond.

  5. While promises linger, memories bleed.

    A very telling line. Just one among many. I enjoyed your poem very much.

    • Debbie Dawnslight

      telling… yes. It is hard sometimes when I know that some people who actually know me will read these lines.
      Thank you for visiting and reading and responding. 🙂

Thank You! smiles, suggestions & comments are welcomed with love...

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

שירת יוסף - ቅኔ ዮሴፍ

אתר שירים אישי / የስነ ግጥም ብሎግ /

Niki's Blog

Just another site


A topnotch site


Combining a love for photography and writing.


Hope isn't an emotion, but a daily choice. Choose hope.

Pandamoniumcat's Blog

Artist and writer

Poetry and Prose

Poetry by Walter Marks

Freya Writes...

... because she can

georgeplacepoetry by Debi Swim

Poetry Prompts from around the net

Björn Rudbergs writings

Poetry and fiction by a physicist from the dark side

Poems by Kumar Gautam

Poems are my first hand emotions. The molten lava within me that overflows with tectonic shift of time, I just scribble and present it before you. Poems are the first tool that taught me to express and that too without any prejudice or bias. I have promised myself to continue with it throughout my life.


Just another human being who's trying to reach new levels of consciousness.

She's in Prison

Poetry by Leanne Rebecca Ortbals

Carol Troen

Copyright © 2013, Carol Troen, All rights reserved

Bina's Pad

...where girl comes to meet with God

Beachanny's Texas



Just another site is the best place for your personal blog or business site.

%d bloggers like this: