Alex Nodopaka

Rookie - 0 Points (1940 / Russia)

A Love Letter

I write words and listen to
sounds from Persia.
There’s a party next door
and when the exotic music stops
so do my words.

They fall from pages,
shatter and split into
loose alphabet.

In effect each letter
on the ground
forms collages varied as the dresses
of the women over the fence.

Today is a special Babylonian day.
One of tying blades of grass together.
With each tie one makes a wish.
I tie one knot.
You and I.


Submitted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006
Edited: Tuesday, April 25, 2006


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  • Rookie - 5 Points Callie Carroll (3/18/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    I like the way you continue to weave the outside world and the thoughts of the speaker together in a very subtle way throughout the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 803 Points Marieta Maglas (1/10/2010 9:16:00 AM)

    nice visual metaphor

    They fall from pages,
    shatter and split into
    loose alphabet.

    wonderful lyric poem

    10/10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sonny Rainshine (4/28/2006 2:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful, original love poem. For some reason, your line ' is a special Babylonian day' is following me around in my mind today.

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