Tuesday, December 17, 2013

For my lost, blue love

"Isala" by Ikea
photo by Ikea website
I fell in love
when I shouldn’t have—
I fell in love today:
her name is Isala,
she lives at Ikea,
and she can’t come here to stay.

I’m drawing plans:
I’m planning to
the living room
in a clean,
crisp style,
that’s easy to maintain.

But while searching Ikea
on the internet,
for wall lamps with cords
(and finding them, too, I might add)
I somehow spotted Isala there
and she’s driving me quite mad.

She’s so blue
she’s nearly grey
but despite all that, she’s gay
and bright, and lively, too.
I’d love to possess her,
I would, wouldn’t you?
I would, I would, but she won’t do.

I’m looking instead
for black and white
and greyer shades of grey,
and lines that don’t attract the dust,
and cause all kinds of dusting fuss,
as her lovely legs would,
wouldn’t they?

So, farewell, Isala,
it has been fun
to have you
on my desktop
for a day,
where I could take a peek at you
when life got in my way.

 Posted for Open Link Monday
at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads


leon sims said...

Great piece of furniture.
Much to our taste.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I say, this love should not remain unrequited. Bring Isala home to stay.

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Definitely a dust-gatherer... (does that help?) &*> YAM xx

kaykuala said...

Somehow it seemed the Ikea people did make a tactical mistake here! Black and shades of grey extend a feel of elegance. She should allow some leeway from blue! Nicely Kay!


listeningdaisy said...

Very cute, I hope the cabinet you do find is as wonderful as you have made this one seem.

Jinksy said...

The beauty of that piece of furniture calls to me, too - I'd love one! LOL And I just wouldn't look at the dust!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I think she is perfect for your vision of the living room. Many shades of gray would be cool and soothing. You could ignore the dust on her legs for months on end quite easily. Trust me, I know these things!

hedgewitch said...

Gosh, I am in awe that someone dusts the legs of their furniture!! I would never even have thought of it.(I am an outside worker, mostly) I love this picture you paint of an inanimate(albeit gorgeous) object Kay--a real personality, and I also love that pale grey-blue color, so much so, I sided my last house in it. Good luck at resisting temptation.

Gillena Cox said...

really handsome piece; good write

much love...

Robert Bourne said...

Oh the temptation... :)

Fireblossom said...

One is expected to dust? Really? When did that start???

Kay L. Davies said...

@ FB — It's not so much when it started (a long time ago) as when it stopped.

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

Tis lovely to dream, isn't it?!

Leslie said...

Hahaha, I love her, too! (Are you sure you can't make room?)