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Simple Lyric - Poem by Brian Patten

When I think of her sparkling face
And of her body that rocked this way and that,
When I think of her laughter,
Her jubilance that filled me,
It’s a wonder I’m not gone mad.

She is away and I cannot do what I want.
Other faces pale when I get close.
She is away and I cannot breathe her in.

The space her leaving has created
I have attempted to fill
With bodies that numbed upon touching,
Among them I expected her opposite,
And found only forgeries.

Her wholeness I know to be a fiction of my making,
Still I cannot dismiss the longing for her;
It is a craving for sensation new flesh
Cannot wholly calm or cancel,
It is perhaps for more than her.

At night above the parks the stars are swarming.
The streets are thick with nostalgia;
I move through senseless routine and insensitive chatter
As if her going did not matter.
She is away and I cannot breathe her in.
I am ill simply through wanting her.


Comments about Simple Lyric by Brian Patten

  • Silver Star - 3,053 Points Sally Plumb Plumb (1/22/2011 8:06:00 AM)

    This piece is so very lovely... it reminds me of Pablo Neruda (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Larry Bulot (1/1/2009 3:43:00 PM)

    So beautiful. You have great skill. Nice flow. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anna Russell (11/25/2006 1:07:00 PM)

    Possibly the best poem ever written about having a broken heart.
    Hugs
    Anna xxx (Report) Reply

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Poems About Lyric

  1. 1. Simple Lyric , Brian Patten
  2. 2. A Lyric Day , Robert William Service
  3. 3. Sad In Blue (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  4. 4. Lyric Of Love To Leah , Aleister Crowley
  5. 5. Lyric Written In 1830 , Alexander Sergeyevich Pushkin
  6. 6. A Lyric To Mirth , Robert Herrick
  7. 7. ^ An Acutely Obtuse Pythagorean Lyric , Adeline Foster
  8. 8. O' Lyric Love , Robert Browning
  9. 9. *******son Of Hidden Sun (Lyric) ******* , egi david perdana
  10. 10. A Noontide Lyric , Oliver Wendell Holmes
  11. 11. 0018 Man Raking Leaves (Re Jim Morrison.. , Michael Shepherd
  12. 12. ! 'Tude Lyric , Michael Shepherd
  13. 13. I Hold You In The Lyric Of My Thoughts , Sandra Fowler
  14. 14. A Lyric , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  15. 15. Love Lyric , Lois Rougeaux
  16. 16. Ashtaroth: A Dramatic Lyric , Adam Lindsay Gordon
  17. 17. ! Unbound Lyric, For Shirley Who Said So , Michael Shepherd
  18. 18. Sparta Praha Books 1: 1 (Lyric) , egi david perdana
  19. 19. ********warlords (Blood Sky) (Lyric) *.. , egi david perdana
  20. 20. The Lyric Rose. , Robert Crawford
  21. 21. (song Lyric 5) If You Love Someone , Christopher McInnes
  22. 22. A Parody On Euripides's Lyric Verse , Aristophanes
  23. 23. A Holi Lyric (For The New Generation) , Sunil Uniyal
  24. 24. (song Lyric 4) The Magnolia Tree , Christopher McInnes
  25. 25. (song Lyric 2) Sometimes A Whisper Hit.. , Christopher McInnes
  26. 26. (song Lyric 6) After The Climb , Christopher McInnes
  27. 27. Lines In Praise Of The Lyric Club Banquet , William Topaz McGonagall
  28. 28. (song Lyric 3) Sitting At The Edge Of T.. , Christopher McInnes
  29. 29. ! Yee Haw! A Country And Worse-Than Lyric , Michael Shepherd
  30. 30. 0052 The Child In Me - A Postmodern Lyric , Michael Shepherd
  31. 31. A Lyric Of The Dawn , Edwin Markham
  32. 32. (lyric) Budget Cut Blues... , Connetta Jean
  33. 33. The Sun Rays (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  34. 34. (lyric) Full Moon Friday Night , Connetta Jean
  35. 35. (lyric) Unemployment Time , Connetta Jean
  36. 36. (song Lyric 1) Heartwings , Christopher McInnes
  37. 37. (lyric) Who's Gonna Feed The People? , Connetta Jean
  38. 38. (lyric) Back On My Feet Again , Connetta Jean
  39. 39. (lyric) The Call , Connetta Jean
  40. 40. (lyric) Cat Tail Road.. , Connetta Jean
  41. 41. (lyric) Casualty Of War.. , Connetta Jean
  42. 42. (lyric) Thank God For Working Women.. , Connetta Jean
  43. 43. (lyric) Stacey Hall , Connetta Jean
  44. 44. 0014 Lyric 2 , Michael Shepherd
  45. 45. Night Lyric , Bliss William Carman
  46. 46. (lyric) Cut All To Hell , Connetta Jean
  47. 47. ! Lyric 5: Staggered Assonance , Michael Shepherd
  48. 48. Ode Xiii: On Lyric Poetry , Mark Akenside
  49. 49. An Olde Lyric , Horace Smith
  50. 50. (lyric) ...He's No Good For Me.. , Connetta Jean
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