Friday, February 22, 2008

30-6

He
held her
word still on

his
tongue, like
a pearl cradled

in
moist muscle,
feeling her meaning

and
intent radiate
in the darkness

of
his mouth.
And then swallowed.

10 Comments:

Blogger Dale said...

(o)

2/22/2008 7:15 AM  
Anonymous Dave said...

I
like this
very very much.

2/22/2008 9:03 AM  
Blogger Sky said...

so good to find surprises here again!

2/22/2008 1:41 PM  
Blogger Lori Witzel said...

:-)

Suhweeeet.

2/23/2008 11:55 AM  
Blogger Jean said...

Oh, oh, this is really wonderful! I like hay(na)ku a lot. Don't think I have ever seen the form used more perfectly than this.

2/26/2008 4:03 AM  
Blogger Pat Paulk said...

Hey! glad to see ya back. What a wonderful way to ingest a thought.

2/26/2008 5:33 AM  
Anonymous marja-Leena said...

Beautiful!!!

2/26/2008 6:18 PM  
Blogger Fred Garber said...

This 30- series is great. Keep going! You found something!

2/28/2008 12:21 PM  
Anonymous Becca said...

very powerful words ... and welcome back!

2/28/2008 5:03 PM  
Blogger EATING POETRY said...

Well done! I can feel myself going through the motion as I read this... the pearl creates a lump in my throat.

3/01/2008 3:13 PM  

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