Monthly Archives: January 2011

From A Distance

From a distance

I wish I could warm your body

With the soothing heat of my breath

And dissipate all your worries

With the softness of open hands

I wish I could show you emotion

With a single, fugitive glance

And capture your lifelong devotion

With the intimacy of my voice

I hope you can still feel my absence

In the warm trace I left on your bed

My form made room for your presence

In our memories you can find our embrace

Claudia Moscovici, from The Painful Poignancy of Desire (2007)

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Till Time Until Eternity

From no where she found him

the boy the sea captain

like a ship lost at sea

Drifting aimlessly

at the mercy of the winds.

Cruel and cutting winds

leaving his soul tattered

tired and bruised.

He was healed by her words

he was healed by her thoughts

he was healed by her love.

The storm clouds lifted

replaced by a rainbow

as sunshine chased

away doubt and despair.

With a gentle kiss

she sent him away

and left the boy

the sea captain

To say walk out on us

but not be gone forever

to always give their love a chance

never say never.

There he now sat in his boat.

A harbor far away wondering

and wandering

how long was forever.

Time was now

written on his soul

written on his face.

He would hold her

whenever forever

Till time until eternity.

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Today

Today

You try to recall

Traces of your past

Idealized moments

Hazy, effervescent, soft

They fall light as dew

Upon your tired eyes

The tears I see in you

Glitter inside my heart

They give a glow to life

To youth, to days forever gone

To time itself, to our helplessness

Before its rapid fugue

An innocent kiss

The sense of wonder

The fluttering of your mind

They seem but distant visions

And figments lost in time

Yet as I dry your tears

By wiping my own eyes

I face our nostalgic mirror

With reflections about today

For I perceive so clearly

In your mesmerizing gaze

In the beauty of our present

Tomorrow’s yesterday

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Falling Leaves

Falling leaves

Leaves glittering in the sun

Fall upon me lightly, gently

A fire without warmth;

A life that is already dead.

They wink; they sparkle

Deceptively, as a palette of colors

Cheerfully sprinkles the earth

Only to be trampled upon;

To lose color and wholeness

Leaving no trace except

For the soft, inaudible, whisper

Of leaves decomposing in the night.

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Timidity

Timidity

I like the way you barely look at me sometimes,

Stealing a glance, obliquely, like a voyeur.

The way your furtive touch brushes my skin

Tantalizingly soft, withdrawing, timid.

I like the way you give yourself away

By wrapping your emotions like a gift

I open you with the slightest touch

I take you in, enfold you, breathe you.

I like the way you try to avoid our pain

By making light of it, through diversions, singing,

The way it clings to us from time to time anyway

Light as a cloud, disorienting, feeling.

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Whispers

Whispers

I count the pearly strands of tears

One by one, until I lose sight of myself

Wondering in the chasm between dream and reality

I see you beautiful and strong

You wrap yourself around me

To protect me from the world

You envelop me softly, warmly

In the folds of your fragility

My fingers barely dare to touch your skin

As I whisper those familiar words in your ear

You listen to the sound of my breath

As it tickles you with its gentle heat

And you feel moved no matter what I say

Because you know from the warmth

Of that touch, of that sound, how I feel

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