Wednesday, 13 June 2012

Imagine


Just for a change, how about giving reality the brush-off? How about letting our imaginations out to play?

Imagine a woman in the middle of a field

Imagine the field growing bigger and bigger

Imagine the sky turning pink

Imagine another woman in a small plane

Imagine a column of smoke on the horizon

Imagine a hundred white butterflies

Imagine the women are thinking of circles

Imagine the circles are growing bigger and bigger

Imagine they're buzzing like bees

Imagine they're floating like clouds

Imagine the circles have escaped

Imagine the women have escaped

Imagine the field is empty

Imagine the plane is on the ground

Imagine a thousand white butterflies

Imagine a wrinkle in the sky

Imagine the women brushing their hair

Imagine the women remembering their past

Imagine the women walking on tiptoe

Imagine their soft breath


20 comments:

Grannymar said...

Wow! Nick, you have a great imagination.

Nick said...

Grannymar - Probably because for most of my childhood I had my nose stuck in a book. My parents had a hard job keeping me in the real world.

kylie said...

i imagine a whole lot of stuff!

Secret Agent Woman said...

I have a vivid imagination, but that particular set isn't one that appeals to me much. I think I'm more likely to imagine myself in some situation than another person.

Megan Cahalan said...

Imagine all the people...oh, never mind.

Nick said...

Kylie - And I'm sure it's just as fanciful as the stuff I imagine....

Agent - I do that as well. The more unlikely the situation the better. It makes me realise just how random is my present real-life situation, however normal it seems.

Megan - I couldn't help thinking of THAT song when I was writing the post. But John was actually a bit more down to earth, however improbable his scenarios.

nursemyra said...

I became distratacted by the plane

Nick said...

Myra - Interesting. Maybe you have a secret yearning to be a pilot? Or a bird?

Nick said...

Okay, so which image sticks in your mind? And why might that be? For me, it's the wrinkle in the sky. That slight imperfection that has an endearing quality....

Wisewebwoman said...

I live in my head most of the time, Nick and like you, the wrinkle is what appeals to me. I write of underbellies a lot. The hidden, the imperfect.
XO
WWW

Nick said...

www - Now there's a coincidence! Yes, I'm very aware of underbellies as well. The dark stirrings behind the glossy facades....

Rummuser said...

Imagine the two of us on a stroll in the field growing bigger and bigger with a woman in the middle of a field!

I would imagine that I will simply perish imagining what is unreachable!

Nick said...

Ramana - You mean the field keeps getting bigger and bigger so we can never reach the woman? What a wonderful image! Very frustrating though....

Eryl said...

Ooh, I like this. My favourite is 'Imagine the women are thinking of circles'. And my second favourite is "Imagine the circles have escaped'. Though, now I've typed it out the second may be my first...

Nick said...

Eryl - I wonder where the circles escaped to? Perhaps they ran off with some triangles....

Scarlet Blue said...

I like to imagine a very short woman winning the lottery...
Sx

Nick said...

Scarlet - As I happen to know you're a fairly short woman....

They say that if you walk on tiptoe and think of circles, you're sure to win the lottery.

blackwatertown said...

Okay - I give up. It's the script for an advert either for tampons or a new low fat yoghurt.

Scarlet Blue said...

Blackwatertown must surely win a prize for that comment...
Sx

Nick said...

Paul - Ha ha! You could be right, judging by some of the totally surreal adverts that appear nowadays. A blissed-out menstruating woman surrounded by a thousand white butterflies - very plausible. In fact, haven't I seen it already?

Scarlet - Knowing your interest in adverts of all kinds, I can see you'd appreciate that idea!