Saturday, January 14, 2017

Endearing Words, a flash poem

She poised quietly 
Penciled her thoughts on his ear 
He awakened not 
Heartfelt invisible words 
Whispered, I love you madly 

He awakened when 

She softly started to leave 
He mouthed, love you too 

He switched soft light on 

Reached for his object of joy 
Facebook friends beckoned 

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My inspiration:
"Clara joined him on the bench.
They sat in silence, side by side.
Then Clara leaned back, her body touching the words
someone had freshly carved into the wood.
Above, 'Surprised by Joy.'
Beside her on the bench Armond opened
'The Balm in Gilead' to the bookmark,
took took a deep breath,
And started forward."
 - Louise Penny, 'The Long Way Home'
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Picture and Poem Copyright, © Jimmiehov 2012 (picture) and 2017(poem), All Rights Reserved

I'm linked with Magaly Guerrero at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads,

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At Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:09:00 PM, Blogger brudberg said...

Alas... the object of joy beckon so often so we miss the best of life. Maybe they should message love stickers on Facebook instead,

At Saturday, January 14, 2017 4:47:00 PM, Blogger Magaly Guerrero said...

Jim, this is my favorite by you. I love the gentle tone, the imagery (especially the picture of thoughts being penciled to ears). And yes, I do appreciate the reality of the last stanza.

At Sunday, January 15, 2017 4:02:00 AM, Blogger Sanaa Rizvi said...


At Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:48:00 AM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

I enjoyed this, Jim.

At Sunday, January 15, 2017 3:11:00 PM, Blogger Rommy said...

That ending was quite unexpected and quirkily endearing. I imagine quite a few people carry on romances via Facebook.

At Sunday, January 15, 2017 10:05:00 PM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

Luv this Jim, contemporary, sincere and fun
Luv the image you teamed up too

Much love...

At Monday, January 16, 2017 10:00:00 AM, Blogger Theresa Milstein said...

That photo made me smile. The end: Facebook friends beckoned--I can so relate!

At Monday, January 16, 2017 12:54:00 PM, Blogger Linda C. Folks said...

The love story is sweet, then back to "normal?" What a strange world this is. Enjoyed your post very much.

At Monday, January 16, 2017 1:46:00 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love the contrast between the dream and reality. Nicely done.

At Monday, January 16, 2017 2:34:00 PM, Blogger Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Very enjoyable, and I particularly like, 'Penciled her thoughts on his ear'.

At Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:42:00 AM, Blogger Susie Hovendick Chan said...

Was it a romance? I thought the man was about to declare his love and then got distracted by Facebook, illustrating the many noble things we might be doing if not distracted by social media.

An old codger from young (growing up, the brothers called me grumpy), I'm kinda down on social media with its distractions and intrusions, along with its pressures to acknowledge others instantly and reciprocate their friendliness. Am I the only old codger out there? Is there some middle point of balance, of compromise?

And social medial all seems so overwhelming. It's like a new age now where we have to learn new laws of social etiquette to accommodate this surge in social media. We have to exercise extreme caution in what and in the amount we share. Sometimes, out of good-natured good will, we can ensnare ourselves and others in sharing too much. What I think is public, my husband considers private, and vice versa. No doubt, navigating social media requires great prudence.

At Saturday, January 21, 2017 12:41:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Right on, Susie


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