Rev. Dr. A. Jacob Hassler


Hairbrush


how i wish my fingers were the bristles
or my breath were the wind when it whistles
thru your hair, thru your hair

i wish you'd hold me in your hands
and let me skate thru all the strands
of your hair, of your hair

i could style it anyway you like it
i could brush it straight or even spike it
au contraire! au contraire!

or i would wait patiently in my box
until next i would comb the locks
of your hair, of your hair

i would braid it tight, tousle, and tease!
or pull it back in a ponytail, if you please;
if you dare, if you dare

how often is it a man confesses
that he wish to run barefoot thru the tresses
of your hair, of your hair?

you may think me a little touch'd
but can i tell you just how much
i hate your hairbrush?

this obsession may be zealous
but can i tell you just how jealous
i am of your hairbrush? !

Submitted: Wednesday, March 09, 2005

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  • Christine Magee (3/19/2005 4:49:00 AM)

    Very original, a wonderful rhythm and flow and altogether a very beautiful, sensual poem.
    Chrissie (Report) Reply

  • Zoe Nyght (3/10/2005 12:52:00 AM)

    I love the movement of this piece, the rhythm and the fluidity. The repetition is perfect for this (like an echo) . It definitely makes the poem. The last two verses are my favorite, due to outstanding rhythm.
    Overall, it reminds me of Romeo and Juliet: 'O, that I were a glove upon her hand that I might touch that cheek! ' which, in my opinion, isn't really a bad thing.
    So, I can honestly say, this is the first hairbrush poem I've come across that I truly enjoy. (Report) Reply

  • Poetry Hound (3/9/2005 4:17:00 PM)

    Very nice lyrical piece, Jake. Check out Li-Young Lee's 'Braiding.' It comes at it from a different angle, but you might like it. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Shepherd (3/9/2005 3:46:00 PM)

    Love the dancing music of your cornrows...bought your first soft babybrush yet, Jake? Very romantic. (Report) Reply

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