2 May: Two Chairs in an Empty Field

AI digital art: 2 chairs and a table with a vase of flowers, set in the middle of a wheat field

Two Chairs in an Empty Field

We’ve hours to spare, and
indifference to endless road work.

The Autobahn is walking pace –
we are two empty chairs in a field going


That ache down my leg
woke me again. Again, we’re

back to the back. L4. L5.

Couldn’t stay in bed,
so I walked around the room,
trod the fuzzy hotel carpet.

Lorries stretch long into Belgium.
On and on. I couldn’t sit that long;
I’d have to walk.

I’d walk asleep if I could.

Spring has overtaken Hannover.
Misty fog in the lime green thicket.

The lame and fractured
walk when the Earth turns green.

We leave one radio station behind,
and I tune in another.

We’ve crossed the Rhine.

The title of this poem and the A.I. digital image are inspired by Cecilia Gunther’s “The Kitchen Garden”. AI Digital Artwork is created using Midjourney. Imagery and poems ©Misky 2023 Shared on Twitter #amwriting @midjourney

18 responses to “2 May: Two Chairs in an Empty Field”

    1. Ah, contraire. We enjoy each other’s company.

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  1. Ah yes, I’m well acquainted with those locations. My route is through the BR into the sunroom, around the LR and back to the BR.
    Good luck, Misky!


    1. My back continues to improve daily, but Peter has given me his heavy cold, and whenever I cough or sneeze, I feel my back. I think I’ll have a cup of tea 😂

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      1. Excellent news about your back! Now to shake the cold; here’s hoping it doesn’t keep going round and round. 🤧


        1. Took a covid test today. Negative. It sure sounds like a covid cough though. 🤧

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          1. Well, that would definitely be a drag. The joys of traveling and family gatherings! I hope not. 🤞🏼

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  2. Sometimes I think the changing radio stations on our traveling cars is an analogy of our maturing worldviews as we travel down life’s winding road. Be well. https://rolandyeomans.blogspot.com/2023/05/a-to-zz-top-reflectionsiwsg-post.html

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    1. My father always thought he was a ping pong ball on that winding road. Happily, I’ve yet to be carsick. And best wishes for your good health, Roland.


  3. Oh this is just wonderful (empathise with the ache in the leg) and thank you for using one of my photos as inspiration for your image! Have a gorgeous day!

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    1. And a gorgeous day to you, too, c. Love to Boo.

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  4. I feel you on the leg ache. Heal soon!

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    1. Thank you, Kristin.


  5. This is a wonderfully poetic treatment of slow travel, stuck Ness and a bad back. And the metaphor of the title… We were talking in my writing group about whether it’s necessary to unpick every line of a poem for it’s exact or full meaning or whether the impression received is more important as I feel it is here…
    Great picture too – love the painterly sky.

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    1. Very glad you like the image. I was playing with /blend this morning. That IS fun! I am absolute rubbish at unpicking the meaning in poems. For me, it’s always impressions, as in show me instead of telling me.


  6. Great voice in this intriguing piece.
    Love the double entendre ‘It’s Still Life’!

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  7. This image and your verse remind me of a Covid image where to elder people shared a lunch on the border of two countries (that they were not allowed to cross…).

    Progress. Each new day.

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