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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. O' Lyric Love , Robert Browning
  8. 8. ^ An Acutely Obtuse Pythagorean Lyric , Adeline Foster
  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. Love Lyric , Lois Rougeaux
  15. 15. Ashtaroth: A Dramatic Lyric , Adam Lindsay Gordon
  16. 16. A Lyric , Paul Laurence Dunbar
  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. (lyric) Budget Cut Blues... , Connetta Jean
  32. 32. The Sun Rays (A Lyric) , Peter S. Quinn
  33. 33. (lyric) Full Moon Friday Night , Connetta Jean
  34. 34. (lyric) Unemployment Time , Connetta Jean
  35. 35. (song Lyric 1) Heartwings , Christopher McInnes
  36. 36. (lyric) Who's Gonna Feed The People? , Connetta Jean
  37. 37. (lyric) Back On My Feet Again , Connetta Jean
  38. 38. (lyric) The Call , Connetta Jean
  39. 39. (lyric) Cat Tail Road.. , Connetta Jean
  40. 40. (lyric) Casualty Of War.. , Connetta Jean
  41. 41. (lyric) Thank God For Working Women.. , Connetta Jean
  42. 42. (lyric) Stacey Hall , Connetta Jean
  43. 43. 0014 Lyric 2 , Michael Shepherd
  44. 44. Night Lyric , Bliss William Carman
  45. 45. (lyric) Cut All To Hell , Connetta Jean
  46. 46. ! Lyric 5: Staggered Assonance , Michael Shepherd
  47. 47. Ode Xiii: On Lyric Poetry , Mark Akenside
  48. 48. An Olde Lyric , Horace Smith
  49. 49. (lyric) ...He's No Good For Me.. , Connetta Jean
  50. 50. (lyric) Whispers..Ment For God. , Connetta Jean
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