Wednesday, December 24, 2014

[Christmas Calendar] Day 24: Windowpane


Bare, your fingertips warm;
bliss, under the mantle loan.




Blank face in the windowpane
made clear in seconds of light
disappears and returns again
counting hours, searching the night
might be waiting for someone
might be there for us to see
might be in need of talking
might be staring directly at me

Inside plays a lullaby
Slurred voice over children cries
on the inside

Haunting loneliness in the eye
Skin covering secret scars
His hand is waving a goodbye
There's no response or action returned

There is deep prejudice in me
outshines all reason inside
Given dreams all ridden with pain
and projected unto the last


(Photo and poem © 2014 Joona Turunen. Licensed under CC BY-NC-ND 4.0.)
("Windowpane" by Opeth. Lyrics &  music by Mikael Åkerfeldt℗ 2003 Music For Nations, © 2006 Sony BMG Music Entertainment (UK) LTD.)

1 comment:

Joona said...

Merry Christmas, everyone! The last entry in my calendar is based on the band Opeth, who I saw live this year the same night as Hacktivist - November 12th in The Circus club in Helsinki. Best birthday ever... And it was Windowpane that absolutely tore me apart then and there. Not only that, I think Damnation as a whole is a very fitting Christmas album if you're not into the typical carols sort of stuff but feel like playing something a bit more delicate this time of year. The photo (taken in March, God knows where) is a bit of an inside joke this time. Sure the trees are coniferous and wonderfully covered in snow to coincide with the Eve, but what's the connection to the poem and the song? That you'll have to find out on your own, I'll just say one word as a hint: Hearse. ;) The poem and the lyrics are more connected, I hope, together making a sort of statement about Christmas spirits and giving through some wordplay I thought came out good. With that, it's time for me to say goodbye, but only for now... And start compiling all these poems for a book, which should be a lot of fun. Once again have a lovely holiday, and see you soon, dear readers! I truly salute you for all the support. :)