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This abstract oil painting I painted many years ago, entitled Window,  inspired the poem I wrote last year. It’s 92 x 70 cm and hangs on the wall facing the entry, its bright colours even brighter in the morning sunshine. It’s signed IKA , my nickname.


Into the past

Remote control

Fast roll

Roll, roll the barrel

On parade

Khaki apparel

Guns and men

Of great renown

I want the smiling clown


Past and present intertwined

Some stories much maligned

No, that wasn’t so

What do you know?

I remember well

Sometimes ‘twas worse than hell

Now the music’s fine

In your arms divine


There’s not much left

For you and me

Colours sinking soon

Into Eternity



© irina dimitric 2013

About irinadim

Kookaburra sweet, you neither chirp nor tweet. Your laughter is much like mine, my cackle is much like thine. We are two sister souls, one clad in feathers, the other in clothes. ~ Irina ~ I’m a budding blogger. Poetry and photography are my newest passions, living in perfect harmony inspiring each other. I like both free verse and form poetry and am quite proud to let you know that I am the creator of a new form named ‘tercetonine’. Blog Name: Irina's Poetry Corner Blog URL:
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38 Responses to Window

  1. Susan Budig says:

    Mmm. I’m liking this one, how it flows through my mind as I read it. And the painting is divine! I’d love to own a print if not the original!

  2. I absolutely love your painting! 🙂

  3. ashokbhatia says:

    Nice painting to go with a soothing verse.

  4. Reblogged this on Writing Essential Group and commented:
    Here is Irina’s response to this week’s WE Sunday prompt.

    • Love the painting! The poem definitely has some music in it. Feels like tumbling verse to me. Thank you for sharing this!

      Did you consciously use any of the rhetorical devices we talked about? Repeating the word “Window” feels less like anaphora and more like a litany, but it’s wonderfully effective, adding rhythm and unity.

      I see one we didn’t mention yet. The device of repeating the end of a phrase at the beginning of the next one

      Fast roll
      Roll, roll the barrel

      is called anadiplosis. And the device of repeating a word immediately (“Roll, roll the barrel”) is epizeuxis. Well done!


      • irinadim says:

        Yes, it turned out as tumbling verse because wordpress wouldn’t obey my instructions to separate it into three stanzas, but it turns out that I like it better like this.
        This poem was written last year, so I didn’t know about these devices then. Obviously, I need to have a second look at anaphora. I’m glad you found two new devices in my poem.

        Thank you, Doug, for your generous comment and I’m very happy you’re pleased with my contribution.
        Cheers 🙂 Irina

    • irinadim says:

      When I clicked on Writing Essential Group, I got “Page not found!”

  5. slpsharon says:

    Love the painting and the poem.

  6. maryrussel says:

    The poem fits the painting well. Wonderfully done on both..

  7. Beautiful sentiment,present ,past ,and the vision.JMS

  8. Love the poem, Irina. (Alice G.)

  9. Lucia says:

    Gorgeous ! I<3 the poem
    Have a nive day !

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  11. Aquileana says:

    “Window…/ There’s not much left / For you and me”…

    What a wonderful poem, dear Irina…
    Very touching and highly evocative…
    Thanks for sharing…
    Best regards and wishing you a nice weekend ahead,

    Aquileana 😀

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  13. Lovely painting and fun ode to windows, passages and time.

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