28 January 2008

Writer's Island 1/29/08









Attempted Resuscitation of Things Passed

by Constance


A heart beats

in the hollow

of a palm.


Between clenched

fingers, blood

rolls away,


down the back

of a hand, with

few regrets,


squeezed

by the fist

of give and take.


Released,

unaccompanied,

to plummet.


A feeble pulse.

Much too distant

for revival.

17 comments:

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a sad poem...

Constance said...

really? Huh. I didn't intend it that way. :)

tumblewords said...

Clever use of form and words make this a nifty read - provocative and poetic...

Sweet Talking Guy said...

Phew! I'm not going to put my heart into your hands, but what an amazing image! Oh yeah, I like your picture too..

pepektheassassin said...

You're very good. Lots of great imagery here, nice work!

Constance said...

Tumblewords, I have a weakness for wordplay... which can drop into double entendres if I'm not careful. :)

Constance said...

sweet talking guy - How do you know those are MY hands? They could belong to some other psychopath... *g*

Constance said...

sweet talking guy - How do you know those are MY hands? They could belong to some other psychopath... *g*

Constance said...

pepektheassassin - thank you!

anthonynorth said...

To me, this seems to say that desire is unreachable and leaves only regret.
Maybe so, but we have fun trying :-)

Constance said...

anthonynorth - it's interesting how different people interpret the poem. And the different kinds of 'desire'. :)

Nonny said...

At the risk of a raised eyebrow from "anonymous", may I? I am really taken by this writing... I see healing after sacrifice, a triumphant thing! As always, your talent is impressive!

rch said...

Hi constance, I like this take on desire, it flows along nicely with great word choices.

Constance said...

Nonny, we both know Anon would rather wear a tux than read poetry. I think we're safe.

I'm glad you found the positive in the poem. It really is. Honest! :)

Constance said...

rch- thank you! I work at it. :)

LittleWing said...

awesome photos... elephants, the only animals with soul... what a beauty of images...

Constance said...

littlewing - and they have a heck of a memory too... :)