Friday, September 16, 2016

The Poet's Breath



i met you in the sun

you wrote your poetry
on clouds
blue on white
a daisy, your pen

until grey streaks pushed
your kind aside
deeper and deeper
into the edges
pulling petals apart
a litany to tiny ends

the wilt of a berry
on your breast
rebirth          it's red
this new ink
the leaves your pages

poetry, your breath.


copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2016


posted for poets united



19 comments:

  1. And then there was the kiss. The kiss of this

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  2. This is BEAUTIFUL - an outstanding piece of poetry and a fav - for me - of your work!

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  3. Foul weather can be most disturbing! But perhaps it is meant to remind us that life is always survived with a good sense of balance. It cannot be always good or always bad! Great thoughts Audrey!

    Hank

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  4. It's easy to get lost in the clouds and the Daisy one but I hadn't thought of our poetry/words ageing too. Of course they must and they surely take us through dark skies at times. I hope we always have a few blue sky mental though..what a wonderful breath

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  5. "Poetry, your breath." How beautiful, Audrey!

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  6. Poetry - your breath! It definitely feels like that sometime, doesn't it?

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  7. litany to tiny ends... beautifully written!

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  8. How beautifully you have expression your passion for poetry even though you can see that it changes you.

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  9. nothing expresses so viscerally as poems do, just as this poem of yours did...wow...

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  10. Poetry is like air indeed... breath

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  11. This is soo incredibly passionate!! 💖💖

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  12. Sometimes it is the poetry that breathes life into us! It seems you have found a way to inhale and exhale.

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  13. I'm sighing contentedly at the beauty of your words here, Audrey xx

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  14. Nice - right into the heat of poetry.

    Thanks for your encouraging comments today.

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