Objects, Personal, Poetry Friday

Ghostly visible

August 6, 2016 Photo (Photo © 2017 by V. Nesdoly)

Ghostly visible
as winter’s “Fresh Blueberries”
summer’s Christmas scene

© 2017 by Violet Nesdoly


I photographed the Christmas scene above last August when we were visiting the kids up north. I wondered how many times I had passed it and not even seen it. It made me think of other things we see and subconsciously ignore because we know they just aren’t relevant. Is there some psychological phenomena behind that? Probably!
PF-2This post is linked to Poetry Friday, hosted this week by Carol at Carol’s Corner.


14 thoughts on “Ghostly visible”

  1. It really must be the mind that rejects that which we don’t need at one time and do need at another. I love your idea of “ghostly images”, Violet. But funny–I first read it as “ghastly”, had to look again and wonder why?


  2. You make me think of that activity with the video where participants are supposed to count the number of times a ball is tossed back and forth in a group of people. In the meantime, a gorilla walks through the group. About half the participants are so busy counting they don’t even notice the gorilla. I love the title of this poem!


    1. Excellent point, Jane. I see things about my own house that I miss when I even just imagine someone coming for a visit who has never been here before. Yes, strangers are wonderfully sensitive to new surroundings.



  3. It would feel odd to see Christmas decor during August. You make a good point — perhaps we are conditioned to only see those things we deem relevant at any given time. Hmmm, something to ponder. Enjoyed your haiku, Violet!


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