Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Graphing Love's Course (Poem)

Graphing Love's Course

Movement never lies.
You can chart it,

that graph of the heart.
Follow it, watch the line

rise and fall, so
zig-zaggy giddy

at the first kiss you
imagine needing

CPR and by the next,
longer still, you're wanting

to expose what's inside
to fully understand how

that muscle can take love,
like dope in a rolling vein,

just to maintain the high.

© 2012 Maureen E. Doallas

20 comments:

Lorna Cahall said...

So true! I really like this, Maureen.

Kathleen said...

Whoa! And wow! I'm zig-zaggy giddy from reading it.

Brian Carlin said...

and the purer the dope the more dangerous to those more used to having it cut with something lesser. As ever, fine stuff.

angelique said...

I love this from the first line to the last. I'll be back to read it again.

S. Etole said...

This is a favorite!

Louise Gallagher said...

Wow is right.

Definitely a favourite for me too!

Other Mary said...

Great metaphor! And the last lines, 'like dope in a rolling vein,/ just to maintain the high.' are really ring true.

Ron Thompson said...

This is a lovely piece.

Heaven said...

I like the idea of graphing and watching love's flowing and rolling high ~

nance marie said...

sometimes those first kisses fly.. right off the chart...zing!

Brian Miller said...

nice maureen...and once you take that hit, you just want more...and eventually it takes a little more...and a little more...

Buddah Moskowitz said...

You nailed it - if I could cook it and shoot it, smoke it or swallow it, I'd do it to this poem. Bee-yoo-tee-ful!

Jerry said...

Spot on. Ima gonna go kiss my wife and check my pulse...

Hannah Stephenson said...

Ah, that "graph of the heart"--poetry as heart-writing.

Patricia said...

Love the movement of this, Maureen. I could see the graphing easily... right off the charts. =)

Matt D said...

>that muscle can take love,
like dope in a rolling vein,


Those two lines are off the charts. :)

Semaphore said...

The concise couplets also echo the brief, jagged pulse of a heartbeat, and structure serves the theme. Great reading.

hedgewitch said...

Love is the drug, as the song goes. And this poem has to be as succinct and universally applicable a view as I've read. i always enjoy your deft use of couplets, never more so than here.

ayala said...

Nice!

Beachanny said...

Terrific. This hits right in the sweet spot that you know is "true" - the breaks almost like a missed heart beat and then you "reveal" and the beat accelerates up to the "wow,wow,wow" last three lines! Excellent.