Eila Mahima Jaipaul

Rookie (11/26/1971 / New York)

I Wake With Your Name In My Mouth - Poem by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

I wake with your name
in my mouth
its the sweetest longing
on the loneliest tongue.
while I move through the passage
of these long days
bruised and grieving
praying for dreams of your hands
I'm crazed enough
to sleep with your letters,
to lick the backs of
stamps and flaps of envelopes
desperate for
a taste of you


Comments about I Wake With Your Name In My Mouth by Eila Mahima Jaipaul

  • (1/27/2006 11:20:00 PM)


    When I first read this, it pretty much took my breath away. As Hound says, it's very powerful, and secretly, I wished that someone I know had written it. I'm glad I was able to find it and let you know. j. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/11/2006 11:06:00 PM)


    When desire drives you to crazy things. Very powerful. (Report) Reply

  • (1/11/2006 10:37:00 PM)


    This is very moving. Well captured overwhelming sense of longing. I will surely be reading more of your work. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, January 11, 2006



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