Rear Window

Poetic Bloomings2 – July Covid-19 P.A.D. – Day 17
“Twelve More”

“The show is about to start. In the all-time trailer they’ve highlighted these twelve films. Each listed in the American Film Institute’s 100 Greatest Hollywood Movies. Each great movie titles, they translate well to a poem title! Use one of the titles for your poem. Under our usual criteria, write the poem.”

Singing in the Rain (1952)

High Noon (1952)

It Happened One Night (1934)

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)

Rear Window (1954)

From Here To Eternity (1953)

The Sound of Music (1965)

City Lights (1931)

Modern Times (1936)

My Fair Lady (1964)

The Apartment (1960)

Unforgiven (1992)


He sat in back
of the bus,
leaning against
the rear window.
Disheveled, bearded,
sad. Predictably,
every passenger
who boarded
checked out available
seats, discounting
the one next to
this man. The bus
filled quickly,
all seats taken.
When a pregnant
woman stepped
onto the bus,
everyone averted
their eyes, so
they would not
have to give up

their seat. Rear
window man immediately
stood up, motioned
for the pregnant woman
to take his seat.  She

thanked him profusely.
When he stood,
over to hold
the railing, 
it was clear
that his body was
and bent.

About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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2 Responses to Rear Window

  1. Mother Wintermoon says:

    So sad, realistic and beautiful at the same time. Powerful writing as usual.


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