8/20/2012

A Metaphorical ¡Olé!

(Painting: Untitled by Raoul Dufy) 

After shoving everyday clutter beneath the bed,
stashing laundry in the closet behind the stair,
leaving Mexican take-out menus to stew in a pan,
she carefully slipped into a cool scented bath and
away from her boring reality she swam.

In the glow of a festive flickering candle and 
the frosty margarita she held in her hand,
she rode sweet salty waves to exotic far lands
where laughter played like a boistrous band
and humdrum one-notes could ne'er be found.

29 comments:

  1. if only to escape, just for a bit! i could really see this :)

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  2. Now, that laundry stashed away behind the stairs: own up: was that done or not done ? Oh forget it - go back to the boisterous band in your bath :-)

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  3. yes, that is the bath experience my wife describes that I can never obtain.

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  4. ahh...shoving "everyday clutter" away and slipping into that remedial bath. I want to be her right now!

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  5. I see I'm not the only one to indulge in bathroom escapes ;)

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  6. I love the "mexican take out menus" stewing in a pan - way to get her message across! hee hee.

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  7. haha....i def dont mind a bath...and a margarita....its the new calgon take me away...smiles...

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  8. I agree with Sherry..I love the "Mexican take out menus stewing in a pan. What a wonderful escape..Where's my bubble bath? :)

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  9. A little escape, now and then, is a very good thing. Yes, I'll have another margarita, please.

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  10. If we all get into that tub it'll be crowded indeed! In the first 3-lines, I thought she was preparing for guests, and then came that well-planned bath with candle and drink and all, and I realized she was the guest and out-of-sight = out-of-mind. I love her choice of boisterous, this is not necessarily to chill out, it is a major get-away. Lovely! but stewed menus? I'll bet it's being delivered.

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  11. How nice to have a respite a little a time. A little day dream and a nice little bath. We deserve a break, yes!

    Hank

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  12. I like the rhythm and the joy in this. It's like a dance with castanets. Ole!

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  13. Enjoyed...like i was there.....loved it...

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  14. This sounds really lovely:

    "slipped into a cool scented bath and
    away from her boring reality she swam"

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  15. Olé! indeed!
    It's nice to escape for a while, even if it's only to the bathroom... lol
    Very nice, fun read Patti

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  16. Nice...I too would like to have this bath or swim to my dreams ~

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  17. and later, rekindled the escape in the flame of a pen :-)

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  18. I want to go... Love this !

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  19. Enjoyed this. I'd guess the margarita helped. LOL.

    Maybe we should all sit in a hot tub???

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  20. Love this in its entirety. Boy, do I ever love shoving things under my bed. Yes, metaphorically, that is.

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  21. "She" is one smart lady! This is a happy post, starting with the image. BTW, I read your comment to my husband...made him happy!

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  22. I want to go--grin! WAIT! I've BEEN.

    We each have our own escape route, mine was on two wheels, back home in a few days...all I found was Peace, a new (for me) form of prayer, awareness of so much, so many, so every......stopped and smelled, ya know? (Is that ALL?!!)
    PEACE, Friend!
    Nice to read you again.

    And I L O V E the Dufy painting

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  23. Oh, I loved this poem...And I could definetely relate to it too...Total bliss...Sweet escape...I love it.

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  24. I just wish my bath was big enough to bury my knees so I could sip a salt tipped margarita....I'll have to wait for summer and languish in the pool.

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  25. How did you know that was what I was doing, lol...
    This was wonderful! So well written, I loved the imaginary and how you guided us! Bravo~

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  26. And isn't she making the best choices?!

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