Monday, December 05, 2005

Senryu Called Billet-Doux

It popped into my head this morning before breakfast without asking:

a whispered love song
in a small red envelope
for your ears only


Having lost use of Blogger mid-post yesterday (does anybody know what happened?), I'll add the information I initially forgot: Written for the word of the day (a few days ago), billet-doux, at Poem of the Day.

5 Comments:

Blogger Gemma Grace said...

eyes smiling ~

12/05/2005 11:09 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

Love that word, too! It came in my word of the day email and it's one I saved. :-)

12/06/2005 2:49 PM  
Blogger EATING POETRY said...

This poem is so sweet... I like the brevity.

I love when that happens... when a poem just appears in my head... when the muses visit.

Yeah, I couldn't get on at one point yesterday... sorry you lost the rest of the poem.

ep

12/06/2005 9:40 PM  
Blogger Stranger Ken said...

I remember those lucky red envelopes from Chinese New Year, but a poem's a much better gift to find inside than money!

12/07/2005 12:42 PM  
Blogger MB said...

Gemma Grace, I like your eyes when they're smiling! Thank you.

Leslee, it's a word that sounds so sweet, just the sheer sound of it. Let alone if pronounced correctly in French...

EP, thanks for your good thoughts. I didn't lose part of the poem, fortunately — it always was short and sweet. Did lose my train of thought while posting, however!

Ken, I'd forgotten about those lucky red envelopes. I was thinking of valentines. But mostly I was wishing I could open one and actually hear a song whispered in my ear... wouldn't that be extraordinary?

12/08/2005 10:42 AM  

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