Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Night






















One hand holding my guitar,
I bite into a cherry tomato,
the taste of my
garden floods my mouth, seeds
spill across my tongue. The glass
slide's melody buzzes insistently
in my ear above the rapid
heartbeat of bass.
The window is dark.
I could love a summer
night.

13 Comments:

Anonymous marja-Leena said...

Tastes, sounds, sight, heartbeat... lovely, MB. Glad you're back!

9/12/2007 6:14 PM  
Blogger rdl said...

Me too!!

9/12/2007 6:36 PM  
Blogger zhoen said...

So, for D's sake, what kind of guitar?

9/12/2007 6:54 PM  
Blogger alan said...

My heart
in my throat-
my chest
tight-
my eyes
shedding tears.

I can hear
the music
in my heart
where your words
touch!

Thank you
for finding us
again!

alan

9/13/2007 2:31 AM  
Blogger Angela Young said...

I've just been down to my fridge, opened it and taken out the last tomato.

Then I put it on the table in the sun so that, tonight, when I eat it, it will taste of the sun and not of the fridge.

Thank you. So glad you're back.

9/13/2007 6:15 AM  
Blogger Tall Girl said...

A good one for qaartsiluni's new theme. Great to hear from you again MB. And what a glorious image.

9/13/2007 6:25 AM  
Blogger robin andrea said...

That is such a beautiful image, mb. Yes, to the pleasures of a ripe tomato and the sound somewhere of heartbeat and bass.

It's lovely to have you back.

9/13/2007 8:57 AM  
Blogger TaraDharma said...

oh, how evocative...you've captured the scene and the feelings well.

9/13/2007 9:24 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

woooo-hoooo.....welcome back. great imagery.

9/14/2007 4:46 AM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

Something about a summer tomato.....and your beautiful poems!

9/14/2007 10:50 AM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

*sigh*

Really so fine.

And the little buzzy phonemes ("seeds," "glass slide's," "buzzes") are an almost tactile sound-effects reminder of a lightly callused finger sliding up and down the strung neck of a dreadnought acoustic guitar.

9/14/2007 6:36 PM  
Blogger leslee said...

Yes, nice and sensual. Is it still summer there? Warm summer nights loved more for slipping away into autumn.

9/15/2007 9:07 AM  
Blogger j kieselguhr said...

stunning shot, mb. i could love one too. next year, maybe?

9/15/2007 3:09 PM  

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