David Whalen

(5/18/38 / Covington Kentucky)

Portraits


Portrait limned in words and phrases
Wrap’t round naked lips, pressed tight
As layers of rock
Chin thrust fourth like a scarp of stone
Visage closed tight
As an old rusted lock

Face so spare, of love and care
Gives show to heart cold…
And draped in snow
And from tight, compressed lips
Ne’er let slip
No more kind word then “no”

This will never be
the way for me…
For I cannot but to smile
I have a simple mind
That instead deigns to find
Good humor all the while

Submitted: Saturday, March 30, 2013
Listen to this poem:

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

enigmatic stream of consciousness

Comments about this poem (Portraits by David Whalen )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. So Into Grief, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  2. What's The Use?, RoseAnn V. Shawiak
  3. Little Taquerias, Gouda Moon
  4. She's a Taxicab, Gouda Moon
  5. Fire-Flies, Saheb Mohapatra
  6. honneur, xxx xxx
  7. Take a bit less, gajanan mishra
  8. Right To Die, Col Muhamad Khalid Khan
  9. Block them, hasmukh amathalal
  10. Milk and wine, gajanan mishra

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  5. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  6. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  7. Acquainted with the Night, Robert Frost
  8. All the World's a Stage, William Shakespeare
  9. A Smile To Remember, Charles Bukowski
  10. Sonnet XVII, Pablo Neruda

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]