s./j. goldner

Rookie (March 2nd,1984 / USA)

Gentlemen Callers - Poem by s./j. goldner

I like to wait till sunrise
to phone them.

makes me feel more alone to call
when the moon is in full force—
as if I’m howling with the wolves,
a bellow to end this blight.

makes me feel less alone to call
when the sun is blushing horizon—
as if I’m rejoicing with the doves of dawn:
a song to pursue this rapturous mourn.

Comments about Gentlemen Callers by s./j. goldner

  • (12/29/2006 3:25:00 PM)

    Stunningly beautiful language. Odysseus wouldn't stand a chance with a Siren song like this! (Report)Reply

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  • (9/29/2006 6:23:00 AM)

    I love this piece Sus, it's candid and not too heavy. The imagery of the moon and the sun hang it together beautifully. I like it a lot. HG xx (Report)Reply

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  • (6/21/2006 12:27:00 PM)

    wow. quite an honest piece here! careful, Sus! your hand might be showing!


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  • (6/10/2006 4:31:00 AM)

    Honestly, you managed to cut right inbetween where Yin and Yang merge from darkness into light! I am totally impressed!

    I also found the naked primordial scream to be very honest and without guilt. Which makes this poem resound in brilliance...like a symphony! Just Brilliant~!

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  • (6/9/2006 11:39:00 AM)

    I really liked this. It is so balanced - sunrise - the reason you don't like to call when the moon is ascendant. A bit of rapture at the dawn. I think it's more about your moods than actual time of day. You do well to call when the mood swings upward. 'Makes me feel more alone to call....' Really hit me. Strong from beginning to end. (Report)Reply

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  • Suchoon Mo (6/9/2006 1:56:00 AM)

    'howling with wolves' provides a haunting background music to the verse. (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 9, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, June 10, 2006

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