Members Who Read Most Number Of Poems

Live Scores

Click here to see the rest of the list

What do you think this poem is about?

For Example: love, art, fashion, friendship and etc.

The Breathing of the Dead Ear

Twisted knots within holding hands.
What is this instant form?

Smile away Elizabeth. Do not seem happy here!
Not after you explained the ribbon and ring -

Hardened carbon that sixty-two years prior
knew only you.

At this moment you hold younger hands as
systems shut down. Organs find white flags.

Younger hands open doors: code blue halls,
white-coated member mess hall: dark.

Turn my back, nesting and ill,
eyes stone bruised.
Smock and gurney and sutured whole.

The crumbs: once delicate marrow
Now ten fingers
singed in pumice, in dust
on castle wall.

This is the color of water,
the breathing of the dead ear.

I am done.
Float dust to Cerberus.

Submitted: Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, September 11, 2013


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?

Comments about this poem (The Breathing of the Dead Ear by Matthews Welschire )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..
[Hata Bildir]