Alexandre Nodopaka

Freshman - 993 Points (1940 / Russia)

A Love Letter - Poem by Alexandre Nodopaka

I write words and listen to
sounds from Persia.
There's a party next door
and when the exotic music stops
so do my words.

They fall from pages,
shatter and split into
loose alphabet.

In effect each letter
on the ground
forms collages varied as the dresses
of the women over the fence.

Today is a special Babylonian day.
One of tying blades of grass together.
With each tie one makes a wish.
I tie one knot.
You and I.


Topic(s) of this poem: poem

Form: Prose Poem

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  • Callie Carroll (3/18/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    I like the way you continue to weave the outside world and the thoughts of the speaker together in a very subtle way throughout the poem. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/10/2010 9:16:00 AM)

    nice visual metaphor

    They fall from pages,
    shatter and split into
    loose alphabet.

    wonderful lyric poem

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  • (4/28/2006 2:07:00 PM)

    Beautiful, original love poem. For some reason, your line ' is a special Babylonian day' is following me around in my mind today.

    Bill/Sonny Rainshine
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  • (4/25/2006 6:43:00 PM)

    What fascinating imagery. A lovely, mysterious write.

    Kind regards,

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Poem Edited: Friday, January 8, 2016

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