Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Lovesick (Poem)


      All sorrows can be borne, if you
         put them in a story. . . .
           ~ Karen Blixen

No heart is ever perfect
and every cut,

every word that stops it

makes it easy
to see

red through blue
-blacked eyes.


People don't have words
when they are out
of touch.


A nightmare has meaning,
too. You have to

let it run long

to face it
before you begin

to dream.

© 2013 Maureen E. Doallas


Lorna Cahall said...

This is just a wonderful meditation. I really like the combination of the poem and the Blixen quote.


I loved the way you have expressed feelings through words, this is really amazing, I was lost in the crisp maze of words. The last one really got me and I pondered over it for sometime before leaving this comment.
Also after reading this felt like becoming member of your blog.

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Beautifully done!--and it does feel meditative to me as well!

Brian Miller said...

nice...yes i like that last bit...on letting the nightmare run long enough before you face it...

Ginny Brannan said...

Each line in this has its own effect, it's own punch. I can't imagine life inside such a relationship. Here's to those who are able to survive the nightmare and dream again.

humbird said...

"People don't have words
when they are out
of touch." - My favorite...
Connection - important.
Thanks for reminding...

S. Etole said...

You have a way of saying so much with so few words.

Jerry said...

Never thought of this angle. Wow. Love the quote and the poem. Excellent.