March 1, 2011

billet doux

Typing to the end of the page
Half inked letters
Ribboned metal to paper
Swinging little trebuchets
I love you
She says in her dreams
Carriage return
Playing lettered keys like d'ivoire
Transparent pulp
Felt deep with eyes closed
Shaped with hard black lines
Aide-mémoire for shiny new love
The space bar lay still
Horizontal hesitation
Paper finger holding each word
Un point c’est tout


Chris G. said...

Sad, but beautiful - I see the writer staring at his own scene of romance, uncertain, yet engaged, trying to make each word a gem...lovely work.

Anonymous said...

Great writing here. Always love to see mention of a trebuchet!

Anonymous said...

very strong poem- loved the space bar :)

Brian Miller said...

smiles. great tension in wanting to love and let it be real...

Old Ollie said...

You had me at nice - cool imagery.

earthgirl said...

The epitome of why I follow you. I wish I could do that. xx

Rasii said...

The emptiness of the soul through shown through creation on a type writer. Good stuff. RS

~Sarah~ said...

A third the way in, I was like who is this girl? (Not meant diminutively.) "Horizontal hesitation" my god, I wish I could write like that.

Shashi said...

Good writing here and very evocative... liked the use of your words...

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Jingle Poetry said...

elegant word flow..
the imagery is breath taking.

Steve Isaak said...

Gem-like work - wonderful, sparse imagery, blah blah blah. Loved these brief works.

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