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Questions and Answers

May 24, 2007

 

 

For Poetry Thursday on Dialogues.

Questions and Answers

You sat with me
under the sky-clad heaven
and I asked
if stars can be reincarnated
You laughed at my curiosity
and we blamed the world
for not knowing the answer:

I laughed and
found you
laughing with me.

I longed
to sit beside you
behind the moon
and find out how long
its shadow is
a little longer,
in some places , perhaps.
But I know we could do
without such questions.

I think I’ve had
a little too much
to drink.
And now stripped
of certainty, I am a child again
who grew up to fast
finding myself dizzy,
with slurred heart-confessions:

I laughed and
found you
laughing with me.

Behind the smoke
you exhaled and
the soul I inhaled,
we kissed,
tracing the beginning
of each contact
and I wonder
whether my lips
meant something more.

You wake me
from dreams
of chasing equal signs
making me realize
that reality is of two wholes
in a plane of acceptance.
My heart beats fast
to find yours
in the same incongruent sync:

I laughed and
found you
laughing with me.

I search with lips,
with tongue for
answers that might be
found under a blanket of skin,
on a bed of grass,
in a perfect equation.

Morning streaks
through the leaves
delivering a new-born star
making darkness irrelevant
because after all,

I laughed
and
found
you.

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7 comments

  1. That is a great poem. It speaks volumes about love. Thank you so much for sharing it.


  2. Very touching poem, I really liked the line “making darkness irrelevant”


  3. Love pervades in this. I am not much into love poetry but I do like yours.


  4. Wonderful heartfelt words here. What I love about this is the sincerity it shares. It doesn’t drag or get sugary but it is definetly sweet.


  5. wondering whether stars can be reincarnated – I love that.


  6. I really like this poem. I especially like “My heart beats fast to find yours in the same incongruent sync”. It’s an honest and sweet take on love. Thanks Rax for your kind comments on my poem. L


  7. I thought I had read this poem before, but I couldn’t have. When I read it just now, it silenced and stilled me. It’s gorgeous.



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