Lori Boulard

Normandy - Lost In Translation - Poem by Lori Boulard

Lulled by bells
of cathedrals and cattle,
my mind turns left
down a road out of town,
probably lost
so far from Paris
pollution and I think
of something worth
writing, give up
the best seat
in the house and slink
off to a corner
for a pen, quickly,
before the words jumble
like a license plate number
after a hit and run.

I always write
alone, like an injured
animal afraid
that if I hesitate,
that speeding car
might back up and return
to finish me off.

Comments about Normandy - Lost In Translation by Lori Boulard

  • Rookie Raymond Wright (9/2/2007 1:43:00 PM)

    I once found myself writing in a tube station in London simply because I couldn't wait another second to record my thoughts. You have captured that need so gracefully and beautifully! A standout poem!

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  • Rookie - 0 Points fanniesson - (10/16/2006 12:08:00 PM)

    you nailed it
    gonna give you that
    that feeling one gets
    when you have to get it down,
    now before you forget (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carolynn Shaw (7/15/2006 9:33:00 PM)

    Really enjoyed this poem. Think John has a point about 'racing words'. Nonetheless good work!

    Carolynn (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points John Kay (6/22/2006 3:53:00 AM)

    Lori...I like the revision, but I think there is still a problem with 'racing words.' John (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 5 Points John Kay (6/16/2006 8:59:00 AM)

    Lori...the last two stanzas are great-really. Maybe you could cut the first three, which are interesting, but not nearly as powerful. I would say 'races away...' Your finger touched the gold on this one....take care, John (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Declan McHenry (6/15/2006 12:57:00 PM)

    Whoa! Excellent contemplative piece Lori. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Esther Leclerc (6/15/2006 12:34:00 PM)

    Ah, you are not alone in this, Lori! Love this 'of the moment' poem. Esther : ] (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Danny Reynolds (6/15/2006 9:32:00 AM)

    Love this Lori. Know the moment and wonder just how many got away!
    Danny 10 (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 15, 2006

Poem Edited: Sunday, December 10, 2006

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