Denizens From the Past

We are here, never fear, as close

as our breath,  manning the pumping

of our heart, actors on the stage

inside, always present, dragging

our mutual lives behind us



Written for Dverse 6/14/2016





About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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27 Responses to Denizens From the Past

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    These travelers only show themselves briefly as they stroll the edge of the veil between overlapping dimensions. We see them in our home often.


  2. whimsygizmo says:

    LOVE this, Nan! And a perfect linkup this time! Yay! 🙂


  3. Bodhirose says:

    I’m so intrigued by those denizens from the past that exist somewhere between this world and the next. Love those eerie sculptures.


  4. This is wonderful.. The presence felt, eerie and comforting at the same time.


  5. kim881 says:

    Oh wow, Nan! My husband brought back photos of these statues from Wroclav and I posted a poem about it last year! He’s taking me to Wroclav in November and I can’t wait to look around the city at the statuary and the gnomes, I love this poem!
    In case you’re interested in another perspective, here is a link to my photograph and poem:


  6. Sanaa Rizvi says:

    Such a riveting piece, Nan 😀 makes me yearn for more!


  7. Sumana Roy says:

    “dragging” seems to be the fulcrum point of this beautiful poem…


  8. Your words made me see the sculptures so differently! Very good!


  9. Yeah! You’ve done it!! Grand poem. Best regards.


  10. As I read, I wanted to know which of the sculptures was speaking for the group. I think it’s that last one, only half emerged from the ground, which makes me think he refers to those still to come behind him.


  11. An interesting set of sculptures and you words dance gracefully around them, speaking as if not to disturb their journey. A fine piece, Nan!


  12. Mish says:

    Oh my, what a perfect merging of words to image. Would love to see these sculptures up close and personal. I really enjoyed this, Nan.

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