A Missive

by sibyllene   May 19, 2012

You're away like a season
or a lost minute and I'm
here with my finger nipped
between two pages, neck craned back,
toes drinking in the heat of sun-poured
wood, still warm.

I hope where you are you suddenly
pause, look up from
the table, hope you
catch the warm ghost
hands of mine
touching your hair
small as a may flower.

I hope you go to the window,
fill your lungs with
the smell of this evening, leaves
and gasoline, the lush twilight
of early summer, I hope

I'm carried to you on
every riff of balmy air,
grumbling with frogs
and overheard conversations,

soft as a moth, as a
wave lapping,
as lips, as a


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  • 6 years ago

    by Britt

    Comment from judging:

    This poetess weaves beautiful words throughout pages in ways I can't even describe. I connect to the images as if I am writing them myself, painting them myself. Such a soft piece full of a sense of incredible sadness that just tugged at my heart. The thought of wondering what someone else is doing, what are they thinking, are they wishing to breathe you in? Everything about this poem screams front page, and I hope to see it up there.

  • 6 years ago

    by Blissful

    Perfect. There was serene atmosphere throughout this piece and with the mention of nature, I just swayed with you words through this journey. I could feel the longing expressed through your words and the hope that this message reached its destination. I especially liked the ending; it was worded simply but packed so much. You tied in the nature aspect well with love and seasons. Great touch! Your wording is so exquisite...wow.

    "toes drinking in the heat of sun-poured
    ^This image is now etched in my mind because of how beautiful and creative it is. You're so clever with your words! Love it!

    I loved your repetition of hope...it is essential in life. That is the feeling I had the whole time reading this piece, hope. You tied it in all together nicely. Just brilliant.

  • 6 years ago

    by Jordan

    As always, I love everything you have to say. You are a sweet lady.

    I have a few criticisms, but I'm a bit drunk and tired so I'll leave them at a later date.

    Yes, I'm back.

  • 6 years ago

    by Yakari Gabriel

    When Sybs post a new poem

    and your insides go

    \(^^)\ /(**)/ ~(^^)~ \(^^)/



    I will leave a good comment. I beloof je. (I promise you in dutch) ahhaha

    this is Stunning in capital letters.


  • 6 years ago

    by DarkLight

    Creative ..that u jst describd hw i feel