Confessions of a Distant Peeping Tom


A child guard, a tied curtain…


A single mystery…


Multiple mysteries…


Eeeerie figures…


Pink curtains (one pair knotted), flower pots, fans and pizza boxes…


A sense of history…


I always wonder

feel the drama


worlds behind windows


wish I could

peep into other people’s lives

not just from curiosity


in some effort

to figure out my own.

9 responses

  1. I love the second and third photos the best because I love blue the best!! They are so pretty!!

    Thank you for sharing your gifts of photography and words, dear Ellen!!


    June 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM

    • Oh, Kathy, thank YOU so much for liking the post and commenting with such a nice compliment! Glad you liked the photos and words. Hope you are still in a better place mentally and emotionally. Thanks again for visiting!! Have a good weekend! xx ellen

      On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:27 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:



      June 6, 2014 at 1:36 PM

  2. Ditto. Late in the night when I look at lit window I wonder how many poets are punching the keys of their laptops to pen down another beautiful expression just like here!!


    June 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM

    • Thank you, Arjun, for visiting and leaving a lovely trace of yourself.

      On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 1:50 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:



      June 6, 2014 at 3:17 PM

  3. I really love the feel of these posts, Ellen. Your window photographs are so full of mystery and yearning, just like your poem. Me too:)


    June 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM

    • Thank you so much, Richard!! Means so much coming from you. The whole town of Saugerties, NY had this feel to it. Everywhere. Glad you are a distant Peeping Tom, too. 😉

      On Fri, Jun 6, 2014 at 3:42 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:



      June 6, 2014 at 6:06 PM

  4. Thanks for your mail, Ellen. Your new photos are exactly my taste. I also wonder who lives behind doors and windows. It’s good for our fantasy to look at such things and specially to see such things. Really wonderful photos. Have a nice week-end, warm regards Mitza


    June 7, 2014 at 10:13 AM

  5. Ellen, these are intriguing pictures and poetry. Memoirs, I suppose, are one way to see the ‘secret’ world of others. It’s always a comfort to know that we’re not alone. When I see an old home with a well cared for garden I crave to know the story behind it.

    Blessings ~ Wendy ❀


    June 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM

    • Yes, you’re right, Wendy and I have read gazillions of memoirs. Glad to know I am not alone in this interest. Thanks for commenting. Your last post was so very lovely!

      On Sat, Jun 7, 2014 at 9:16 PM, MOONSIDE wrote:



      June 10, 2014 at 11:18 AM

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