Thursday, 27 March 2014

Love has its own language





I should speak, but you are quick to the draw

Your face lighted in ardour crimson blush

Your fingers fold words like origami

Palms open & cup, a letter hangs glued 

My hand catches wild roses, unzipping

Our secret signs, never-ending tales

It's not yet spring, but buds are in riot

Spouting honey-gold ears, lavender scents  

When your verses twine my own, cheek to cheek

Our tongues inhale rain drops after the storm





Posted for D'verse Poets Pub - Blank Verse
and Poets United:   In two or more languages

This is based on my train experience of seeing the couple communicate in sign language.

picture credit here                                     


42 comments:

  1. No, Grace, in moments like these, throwing in words is not helpful--at least not until the poem phase, when your images steam up eyeglasses and make spring break out spontaneously. I love the folded words, origami and the hanging letter turning into roses and after the storm, inhaling.

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    1. Thanks for the lovely challenge Susan ~

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  2. Wonderfully evocative imagery, Grace! "Your fingers fold words like origami" is a lovely simile.

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  3. Not a word needs to be said indeed

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  4. inhale raindrops after the storm...nice warm and intimate close on this grace...some nice consonance in this as well...it adds rhythm along with the subtle alliterations....sign language is a cool thing to watch as well...it takes such intense concentration for me...there becomes an implied intensity...like the use of origami as well....

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  5. just so nice........................

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  6. "your fingers fold words like origami" is just so beautiful. And I can see the cupped hand......and their faces, so alight. What a beautiful response to the prompt - truly, this is the language of love. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Loved it.

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  7. There are so many beautiful sights and sounds in this piece..so very captivating..heavenly in fact..

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  8. Beautiful -- i love this kind of bilingual. The language of love transcends words!

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  9. Your language of love gave me goosebumps. love "Your fingers fold words like origami" and "Our tongues inhale rain drops after the storm". Beautiful.

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  10. Ah,.. how words fold themselves... I adore the word origami... lust and love mixing in your wonderful lines..

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  11. So very romantic, gentle, sensual, the rhythms rolling from Amaslan to heartbeats & raging hormones, kept not at bay, but somewhat, barely controlled; wonderful response to the prompt.

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  12. Grace I really liked 'your fingers like oragami.' >KB

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  13. I love the romantic side of this poem :)

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  14. I thought this was beautiful Grace. Deaf people have a unique way of communicating, a beauty that is their own. I once saw a deaf choir in action and was spellbound by them.
    Excellent poem.

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    1. That's amazing ~ Thank you for your visits Michaelt ~

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  15. My wife learned British Sign Language and sometimes uses it in her work.Thanks for a beautiful poem, Grace.

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  16. Very sensual - a kind of moving rhythm. Loved the imagery, Grace.

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  17. Grace, I am glad that some are still speaking in this language. Poetry is deeply rooted there I believe. Your words sweet and sensual :)

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  18. What an excellent observation. I saw a couple on the bus last weekend signing to each other - and then I soon realised they were having a blazing row! I had to look away - I felt as if I was intruding!

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  19. This is lovely Grace...intimate, colorful...beautifully writ.

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  20. Very lovely, I like the first line, really draws in the reader to this intimate moment. It is a very sensual poem, but what I like most about it is all the stuff going on: buds are in riot, quick to the draw, tongues inhale, verses twine, fingers fold words ... really good! ~Lupe

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  21. When your verses twine my own, cheek to cheek
    Our tongues inhale rain drops after the storm

    Fantastic ending Grace! It keeps the sensuous scene lingering in the mind even after reading the whole!

    Hank

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  22. this reminds me of a spring near the ocean where a jasmine tree outside our room made love even more intoxicating....

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  23. What a lovely, sensual poem, especially since it's about a speechless couple.
    Haven't been around Grace. Am too busy with life right now. Looking forward to blogging again soon. Just wanted to say Hi. Hope you're well.

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  24. This poem is distinctly you. You entwine intimacy, emotions, and tenderness very well. I think that sets your poems apart. :-)

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  25. the fingers folding words like origami...very cool grace.. i'm fascinated with sign language and would love to learn some words and phrases

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  26. How tenderly told , yet with such strong images and sensual spring undertones..

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  27. "Your fingers fold words like origami"

    Surely the line of a lifetime.

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  28. Love is a language that not all can understand!

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  29. Inspiring! Love it! 'Your fingers fold words like origami' ~ my faves.

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  30. Wow!!!! This was so intense!! I LOVED it! It's so sensual and deep and romantic. *.*

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  31. Romantic, sensual, and riveting. Love how spring and love dovetail into this language shared by only two.

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  32. vivid! and love knows no language and yet, feels, strokes, envelopes! :)

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  33. Grace, I did not "analyze" these words, simply enjoyed them. Even more--again--as I looked and saw, touched and felt, heard it all, tasted with great satisfaction, and smelled aromas previously unknown to me. SInce it is 1 AM, this became my bedtime story for this Saturday night.
    PEACE and LIGHT, Grace.....

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  34. loved this very much....a beautiful glimpse of lovers in love :)

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  35. Stunning and evocative beautifully written.

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  36. This is gorgeous, love the fingers folding words like origami... the rhythm of this piece throughout is really lovely.

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  37. This is beautiful. My cousin was deaf and I loved to visit with her, learn from her, she was a good woman. As always, thank you! Have a great day!!

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  38. smiles - the secrets we would share if we had code... ~

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  39. wonderful inspiration to produce this. :)

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