Nathan Coppedge

Rookie - 164 Points (10/23/1982 / New Haven, CT)


I’ve known lust since I was born
for pangs that carry on the air—
droplet notes and woman-song—
deeply sugars for the just-begun.

A line is read, a truth is sung;
I watch it bloom and then disclose
its fullest warmth, so winter’s on the wind.

I take a breath and hold the heat
to keep me whole while ice packs in my world.
I take the lonely road away, and there
am sure to find, in wamth,
traces of my voice
in its first tantrums here.

Submitted: Saturday, March 22, 2014
Edited: Monday, March 24, 2014

Topic of this poem: emotions

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A sense of loneliness encroached me as I felt for the first time that love may be unattainable.

Comments about this poem ('I' by Nathan Coppedge )

  • Rookie - 164 Points Nathan Coppedge (5/31/2014 12:08:00 AM)

    Thank you, Mr. Dhawan. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 175 Points Vizard Dhawan (5/30/2014 4:47:00 PM)

    Very unique and healthy approach....! !
    Nice poetry (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,092 Points Unwritten Soul (3/26/2014 12:59:00 PM)

    Sometimes i ponder on I then as i went on, i met U and V (we) , all along from A to Z...I, U, V, they all alone but they be united somehow in a line of sentence sometumes...thats mean its fine to pick a road to be alone sometimes, but we cant definitely be alone forever because there will be time all meet each other either in words or sentence, or in a heart, person or community_SOul (Report) Reply

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