Lillian Susan Thomas


Lillian Susan Thomas Poems

121. *poets Stay Home 12/15/2009
122. *tanka 20: Canadian Geese 10/20/2009
123. *tanka 18: Full Moon 9/21/2009
124. *prayer In Many Forms 10/3/2009
125. *haiku #39 9/25/2009
126. *running Away From Love 10/30/2009
127. *playland In Winter 8/22/2009
128. *haiku #37 9/19/2009
129. *tanka 15: Fisherman Shivers 8/25/2009
130. *tanka 16: Gliding Between Strokes 8/25/2009
131. *a Waltz Wave: Inland We Wait 11/7/2009
132. Broken Promise 4/22/2009
133. *a Waltz Wave: Train Whistle 10/21/2009
134. *into A Whirling Dervish 11/10/2009
135. A Waltz Wave: A Fish Jumps 12/8/2009
136. *haiku Series Vi: Death Caps And Milk Caps 6/28/2009
137. *two Men On A Roof 4/18/2009
138. *tree-Top High Wind 6/24/2009
139. *on Death Of An Infant 7/10/2009
140. *a Hobo's Christmas 12/26/2009
141. *haiku #30 7/5/2009
142. *haiku #29 6/30/2009
143. *haiku #36 9/13/2009
144. Wrestling 5/22/2009
145. Alamo Dusk 4/14/2009
146. *haiku #34 8/30/2009
147. *senryu 6 6/5/2009
148. *a Waltz Wave: Sleep In The Corner Of My Eye 10/30/2009
149. *haiku Series Viii: A Kiss Away 10/24/2009
150. *tanka 19: Boat Bobs 9/25/2009
151. *tanka 2: Sparrow 6/26/2009
152. *camping Out Christmas Eve 10/16/2009
153. *these Inventions 6/4/2009
154. *tanka 14: Incoming Waves 8/22/2009
155. *a Waltz Wave: Tulips Die 11/1/2009
156. *a Waltz Wave: Rock, Paper, Scissors 10/1/2009
157. *haiku #28 6/18/2009
158. Bat Corpse 4/24/2009
159. *a Waltz Wave: Loaf Of Bread 9/29/2009
160. *children Of Grief 2/2/2010

Comments about Lillian Susan Thomas

  • Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee Dr. Ratan Bhattacharjee (1/16/2010 6:32:00 PM)

    Reminds me of Wordsworth's Upon Westminster Bridge.... really touching description

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  • fleur de lys (12/15/2009 7:41:00 AM)

    One of the finest poets I have had the pleasure of discovering on PoemHunter.

  • Wiskey Pete (7/23/2009 10:21:00 PM)

    Lillian, I must admit I was impressed by your
    work. You have a wonderful way of drawing
    the reader in.

    Very nice.

Best Poem of Lillian Susan Thomas

*'I Am Building A Skeleton...'

I am building a skeleton within,
My first accomplishment of adulthood.
All other projects and five-year plans have failed.
And seeing others soaring on careers
While I, unable yet to walk,
Have known what was the 'missing link' -
That deep bone structure of self-love.
As if born premature
and on a diet too meager of that essential mineral
To ever harden cartilage,
I remained soft as a baby's ear,
Or like a jellyfish unable to withstand
the punch and thrust of life
Except to ride upon it.
As soon as I could feed myself
I wanted this more than ...

Read the full of *'I Am Building A Skeleton...'

The Lost Language

When I gave myself to him,
It was the perfect rhyme of couplets.
He: the smack of consonants against teeth and lips;
And I was all the vowels in long sighs and high-pitched pleasure.
The words we formed now buzz in the silence,
Almost audible in this empty apartment, humming me to sleep.
A lost tongue never to be spoken again -
No matter how many tongues of how many lovers
Touch so lightly this skin again

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