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Sunday, 3 November 2013

Poem: Your name evokes parts of me




once we bled among oceans' waves,
now we bleed unto paper in covered rooms
your nocturnal symphonies resonate somewhere deeper
in myself, as if piano keys were my ribs
raindrops drifting on the window pane were minutes we had
 
I heard butterflies caught in your dreams
and wondered who will it take to teach them flight?
their desire was clear in the hour of the wolf
when you woke up as if it wasn't you who rose up
from that bed, but your other self, thirsty
for life without a mask, losing emotion as a price
 
I remember how we ran like two deer
away from a pack of lions, in the pale moonlight
when we reached the shore, there was no hiding place left
like any two lovers, we fell into an embrace
laid down into sand, covered ourselves with fallen leaves
painted our skins in colours of stones
we were nowhere to be found
only our voices whispered between the sea waves
 
your name still evokes parts of me
as if it is etched into my bones

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24 comments:

  1. smiles....so powerful a feel eh that even now it invokes a feeling...yes, i know this...i like the wildness of running like deer...the hearing of butterflies is another really cool touch...along with the piano key ribs.....

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  2. as usual, the imagery in your poems are top notch. there are great obstacles in love, aren't there? :)

    thanks for sharing the video!

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  3. Nostalgic, romantic, and mood-filled write here, Natasa. I really love the final couplet.

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  4. beautiful, those people who can't escape our memories, still living with us though they may be away.

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  5. wonderfully nostalgic... memories are always important...

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  6. Sensual and romantic at the same time ~ Specially like that third stanza ~

    Happy Sunday ~

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  7. this is just wonderful. beautifully written. and so sensuous too. :<)

    www.mypoeticpath.wordpress.com

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  8. So beautiful comparisons used here:) I especially love the butterflies...

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  9. Your use of similes is particularly evocative in this exploration of human relationships.
    You have written a very beautiful poem.

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  10. This reads like a song, Nataša. Lyrical and magical.

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  11. Such an evocative piece--I feel so alive after reading it! Beautifully done!

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  12. I loved the running like two deer from the lions.........a wonderful write, Natasa!

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  13. Wonderful writing, loved the close.

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  14. "we fell into an embrace
    laid down into sand, covered ourselves with fallen leaves
    painted our skins in colours of stones
    we were nowhere to be found
    only our voices whispered between the sea waves"… gorgeous!

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  15. beautiful imagery and a sadness that is palpable in this poem - the music as well... the time of year does this to me too

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  16. So romantic and delicately sensual. Beautiful imagery. I love the title, too :)

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  17. Great wistful poem Nataša! The third stanza is the one I like best.

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  18. rhythmic cadence and evocative images - a strong write ~

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  19. ...bitter-sweet mem'ries & the infinity of longing are deeply felt here... a lovely write... smiles...

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  20. so evocative and beautiful.....

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  21. Wonderful descriptive write.
    'your name still evokes parts of me
    as if it is etched into my bones'
    I know this.
    Anna :o]

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  22. name etched into bones

    Nicely woven poem with nature - powerful ending.

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  23. It was so great to read the interview over at Poet's United. Best of luck with book 2

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