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The Eclectic Pen - i will come to know why

By: Auliya B. (auliya)  
Date Submitted: 6/26/2007
Last Updated: 6/26/2007
Genre: Literature & Fiction » Poetry
Words: 126

  i will come to know why she wants a pure nocturnal sky.
enveloped by the silence and cold, she says this word: lust.
she claims to have married me, slowly, because of words.

i will come to know the three questions she poses with her body:
she wants to be a candle, a temple, and a glass of wine.
but she tells me she is all of stone, so i tell her: flagstones.

i will come to know the ruined counterfeit of her flight.
she won't tell me she's worked anything out as a starling.
she knows that moonlight makes even small things brilliant.

i will come to know why she wants another poet, too.
she will show me both her hands and say, hard: look.
and she will be right. it is something about being seen.

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IONE L. (zaneygraylady) - 6/26/2007 7:30 PM ET
Jim H. (Pecos45) - 6/26/2007 8:01 PM ET
Haunting. Well done. Reads like lines from a Koontz novel.
Silvercat - - 6/26/2007 11:47 PM ET
Beautifully crafted and sad. Your sparse use of words evokes so much.
Amanda R. (amandaripsam) - 6/27/2007 6:28 AM ET
a joy to read
Jennifer H. (jennybear69) - 7/2/2007 2:17 PM ET
Marta J. (booksnob) - 7/4/2007 8:51 PM ET
Well done! Has a haunting quality...
Rebecca L. - 7/10/2007 10:30 AM ET
Beautiful & heartbreaking. Loved it.
Tertia A. (tiatia) - 7/13/2007 10:04 AM ET
very thought provoking. so much ambiguity that the reader can infuse it with many meanings.
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