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10.19.2012

yellow october



COME BACK
 
Come back to me.
The road is waiting quietly outside your door,
the wind is blowing the leaves this way.
It is late afternoon,
the best time for making love; half the world
is sleeping now: no longer sad
the violins fit
into their velvet cases, and lovers there
must do without their eyes.

Come back, I want to tell you how
all of the things I only half-believed before
are true, I want to find
that part of you I never touched
and make it blossom,
I want the clock to count the hours as seconds
until your sorrow is forgotten.

Come back.
Don't watch the sunlight lazing on the street,
don't wait for fruit to grow without a rind.
You know the way,
the heat that's in the flesh by afternoon,
the taste of salt,
the face that fits into your eyes.
I want to know, again,
what it's like to breathe your words;
I want to know, once more,
how it feels
to be peeled and eaten whole, time after time.

~ by Kevin Hart


xxx

14 comments:

Adullamite said...

Come back? I haven't moved.....

soubriquet said...

Perfect.

red dirt girl said...

Adullamite ~ then you must leave, simple.
xxx

red dirt girl said...

Soub ~ with all my heart <3

xxxxx

Adullamite said...

Thrown out by a young lass, again!

Mametz said...

I love this poem

There is something of the forlorn and desperate about it.

In a way it is unnerving, should i really feel that way? Should i let this love consume me? Is this all?

Thank you, RDG i will investigate a bit further

Be blessed

shooting star said...

come back.....most of the times it leads to more bitterness!!


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J Cosmo Newbery said...

Delightfully sensuous. I wonder why they left?

red dirt girl said...

Adullamite! you have to leave first before you can be asked back ??!!

xxx

red dirt girl said...

Mametz ~ I love the earthiness of this poem. I love the image of being consumed by love - of being peeled and eaten whole, time after time! I think we are meant to live and love with our whole beings, physically and spiritually...

xxx

red dirt girl said...

Hi Shooting Star ... is this the voice of experience speaking? :-)

My beloved and I are separated by an ocean, so I read this as a very personal 'love letter' to him...

xxx

red dirt girl said...

Hi Cosmo ~ the million dollar question ... !!

xxx

SL said...

Oh my, this is very nice, fairly bursting with sensuality and longing....yeah...um, what were we talking about??

red dirt girl said...

SL ~ ummm being peeled and eaten whole, time after time ??? ;-)

xxx