Poetries in Motion

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

A poem that is dedicated to my friends, and to those among us who recognise this incredible bond of friendship. It tries to describe, abstractly, the interesting connections humans have as friends.

How does one begin to feel this?

to guide the gratitude through one’s arm

into fingers

into pen-on-paper?

The gratitude I feel

the unaltered gratitude – joy-

the poetries in motion (literally)

that are

quite simply

my friends.

That in itself could be a poem

except for the turbulent happiness

I have to write, record,

because for me – this book of me –

This is so rare

you are fun personified

you soar me

throw me

leap me into a motion of my own

We weave these patterns

from ground-floor up

Up up up

to the top, knocking sherry from crystal glasses

(checking for cameras)

running, racing, inappropriately

(for what is this age if not inappropriate?)

ringing things

dropping things

causing a general, beautiful destruction

A perfected, fibonacci sequence of fun

plans to go skinny-dipping

everything

(everything) off

digging sand-sanctuaries at the beach

escaping madmen (it’s really all part of the fun…)

You are sisterhood translated

in the ice-blocks

flying from our mouths

soaring gorgeously

over upper-class heads

into the water

Wahaa! I won!

You are bridge-builders,

delicate constructors of the links between us and others,

Architects of Soul


We walk

out of beat with each other-

we’re each singing to a different tune

but when I walk behind you

i catch your threads

thesecret ribbons that trail from your beings

They wind around me

catch my hair

my eyes

my thoughts

I see from a distance

as I stop and you walk

More clearly than ever

that each of you

All

Of

You

are poetries in motion.


Submitted: February 03, 2007

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Eraser

emmaanne (two of my favorite names) you might want to check the formatting. your poem is all scrunched up and while i started reading, i couldn't get the feel as is. there are some tips on formatting in the help section.

welcome to booksie!

Sat, February 3rd, 2007 10:10pm

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Thank you for your message! I now feel like an idiot - the format seemed to be fine when I posted it, but then I couldn't even find my poem, so I gave up. I'm afraid I'm not very computer-literate, so I would love some tips on posting my work. I actually did follow the guidelines, but will attempt it again!

Thanks for telling me!
Emmaane

Sun, February 4th, 2007 2:19am

LEBEA

welcome to booksie emmaanne, i disagree with eraser on this one. your poem shows that you live for poetry and see a poem in everything. as i read your poem i noticed the formatting is trully scrunced up but it provides evidence that you love poetry so much that you cannot even format your perception therof logically which shows passion. i loved your poem.

Mon, February 5th, 2007 1:43pm

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Hey Lebea!! Wow thank you! What a comment! As it turned out, I did reformat my poem, but not for a lack of love of it as it was!
Thanks for your lovely comment. It makes me feel right at home.
Emmaanne

Tue, February 6th, 2007 10:54am

panterism27

Hey there,
Emma I'm going to give it to you straight. I LOVE everything about this poem. But I especially love the HEART that you put into it. This sort of passion is a rare find. A rare find indeed. You are showing signs of true artistry. I LOVE it keep up the brilliant work.

Mike Kincade

Sorry I didn't get back to you sooner but I've been busy. Again I hope you accept my appologies.

Wed, February 14th, 2007 8:15pm

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Why thank you so very much. When you said "I'm going to give it to you straight" I was a little afraid! I thought it was going to be a big crit! But it means so much that you read my poem and were so kind.

Sat, February 17th, 2007 6:10am

BabyGurl09

WOW IM SPEECHLESS THIS POEM IT HAS SO MUCH HEART AND SO MUCH FEELING ITS LIKE I ACTRULLY IMAGINED YOU WRITTING IT. YOU HAVE A GIFT SWEETHERAT DONT YOU EVER FORGET THAT."DONT EVER BE ANYONES LINE , BECAUSE YOU ARE POETRY"
SHARDAI PERRY

Thu, February 15th, 2007 9:02pm

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Thank you so so much!!! That really warmed my heart!

Sat, February 17th, 2007 6:08am

Nick Dwyer

I'm not one for saying Wow and Cool and That Was Brilliant.

In fact I usually spice up my comments with very rude words to annoy the electronic censors (they cut two beauties out of my reply to your fine review of my "Straw" story).

But, it is brilliant. It flies down the page like a swallow dipping its beak into a lake. It's gorgeous.

Thu, March 8th, 2007 2:30am

Author
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Why thank you! I love the way you describe my poem!!! Thanks a lot for taking the time to read it and comment.
Emma

Fri, March 9th, 2007 1:25am

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