s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Dorm # 812 - Poem by s./j. goldner

your letter peeks out
from in between my bookshelves;
you have no idea how much I need you.

I refuse to falter to stumble or
I refuse to say I love you.

Springtime in Malibu,
we lazed on your dorm room floor
& supped root beer and vanilla stoli—

blurred silvers blues and yellow hues
played in the ocean’s palette
as I dared too far over your balcony.

we walked to a concert on the lawn
but the line was so long,
I awaited you with an idle impatience.

Leading me down
to the frothing embankment,
sandaled conversation fell by the way….


the letter now, exposed & hanging,
escapes the confining white pages
of dead authors.

the cool wind blew in from the
called me home.

Still I’m drawn to your soft strength
of such guidance
such courage

I’m too young to be reminiscing.

Comments about Dorm # 812 by s./j. goldner

  • (4/30/2007 10:31:00 AM)

    Dittoes to what everyone said. Strong emotions, and a revelation, too.
    Nice work, a[s us]ual.
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  • (9/13/2006 2:07:00 PM)

    i was appealed by the sci-fi title...the text is exploring the self of the author, i like this, who would do this without inner strenght...From my little point of view, this is well done
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  • (8/20/2006 6:57:00 PM)

    you're certainly not too young to write a great poem! ! ! This one's a killer! ! (Report) Reply

  • (8/19/2006 3:59:00 PM)

    Oh no you're not to young... there is always something to look back upon with fond memories.

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  • (8/16/2006 5:23:00 AM)

    ..Beautifully evoked.. (Report) Reply

  • (8/15/2006 10:12:00 PM)

    Sus an ecellent rite....dorm 812 will stay eternally..... (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2006 7:13:00 PM)

    The flow of image, color, emotion in this work are simply gorgeous. A wistful, beautiful write. Never to old to reminisce, Sus - a very good aid to remembrance of youth in later life - which keeps you young. I admire this poem extremely. - WB (Report) Reply

  • Tailor Bell (8/7/2006 7:13:00 PM)

    tremendously paced and delivered...so curious about your influences. Awesome. -Tailor (Report) Reply

  • (8/7/2006 5:11:00 PM)

    oh my god, sus, your poems...i love them so...

    they make me...feel, think, remember, live!

    thanks for sharing this,

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  • (8/7/2006 5:04:00 PM)

    There's a really breathy quality about this. I love your talent for injecting beauty into sadness. And that last line is great.
    Anna xxx
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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (8/7/2006 4:20:00 PM)

    Soul-rendering delivery, sus...I like this a lot, in particular, the abstract structure in conveyance of the setting....Solid Write''''''''''''''''fjr (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, August 7, 2006

Poem Edited: Monday, August 23, 2010

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