Lisa Russ Spaar

(United States)

Love Poem - Poem by Lisa Russ Spaar

I want to give you
more than these words
finite as husks
or a string of barbed wire.
I want you to see
the blue knot my fist made,
cast down against this page
in sunlight so bright ,
it seemed to swallow
the marks I made here.
How the chuckling shadows
of full-leafed trees
swarmed around me while I wrote,
as though winter
were some remote, impossible joke;
and how they lengthened, eventually,
like the day,
into roads straight as rods,
slabs of gold, consoling sun
on either side
denying that there ever really are
any other paths
than the one we finally take.
I want to give you
what you cannot see here,
the shadow of my body
spilling across your face
when you lie under me,
as deep and intangible
as honeysuckle or any living thing
that heaps its fragrant weight
against a fence,
trusting it, forever.


Comments about Love Poem by Lisa Russ Spaar

  • Gold Star - 24,077 Points Chinedu Dike (9/28/2014 8:33:00 AM)

    A lovely piece written in poetic diction. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, September 27, 2014

Poem Edited: Saturday, September 27, 2014


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