one inch on the map

March 28, 2018 § 2 Comments

one inch on the map

stretches my longing –

apple buds swell

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image courtesy oCo carbon

longing

December 10, 2017 § 13 Comments

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snow

then rain

the late train

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missing him

July 10, 2016 § 2 Comments

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missing him –

a bright shadow falls

from a book of his poems

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impatience

November 29, 2015 § Leave a comment

2

 

terrible coffee

in a polystyrene cup –

longing for him

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saudade

October 18, 2015 § 4 Comments

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wanting him:

a dark shadow falls from a book

of his poems

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Image courtesy Wikicommons:  Almeida Junior – Saudade (Longing)

The word ‘saudade’ doesn’t translate into English, which makes it particularly useful as a poetic subject. Check it out on Wikipedia for instance, if it interests. The closest I can get to it is ‘melancholic longing’.

want

September 12, 2015 § 8 Comments

bed

an empty bed –

flap

of

a

bat

in

the

attic –

my longing stretches

~

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