My Wall Poem by Cigeng Zhang

My Wall

Rating: 4.8


I hope my wall
Fully hung with your pictures
Each expression on your face
is my memory clearly on you
from time to time -
I want to have such a wall
Filled with your images
No fancy decoration
Only the peony cloud
Embedded as a frame
Add a picture day by day
On the wall, you showed
from different angles
Happy or sad, perhaps
You didn't look at my eyes
But I know you're looking
for the way back home
I am just under the wall
So close so close so close
I feel my heart is pounding
Constantly to print your film
… your films … on my wall …

Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: love
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Daniel Brick 04 March 2015

This poem displays an urgency which is so vivid I can feel the impatience of the poet inside myself. I too would want to collapse the distance and time separating me from the person who inspires such a rush of wonderful feelings. And they are wonderful - despite the frustration of being apart. I like the double tone of your poem, that is, the wall of pictures takes care, patience, time to do. But running parallel to these emotions is the wild desire for reunion. The tension between calm waiting and impatient waiting is remarkable. I can especially appreciate this poem because it voices my view of things as well.

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Kwai Chee Low 16 March 2015

Lovely poem, Cigeng. Fully reflecting the longing, yearning and nostalgia from the past. The wall in your poem subtlely symbolises the obstacle of being apart, whether due to the distance or other reasons. Have you thought of putting your poem into paras (paragraphs) , or perhaps your reason to have your poem in one stretch is to reflect your feeling?

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Cigeng Zhang 09 April 2015

Thank you Kwai Chee for your sharing.

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Bharati Nayak 22 March 2015

I am Just under the wall so close so close so close I feel my heart is pounding Constantly to print your film - -Your films.....on my walls.- - -the lines so beautifully crafted with repetition of words to convey strong desire to be united with the object of love.A marvelous piece of poem .

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Cigeng Zhang 09 April 2015

Thank you Bharati for your sharing.

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Sreelakshmi Revikumar 21 February 2019

But I know you're looking for the way back home I am just under the wall Could you please explain what you meant in these lines.. It feels like you meant some deeper emotions.

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Binayakumar Mohanty 16 October 2018

Wonderful expression.Nicely crafted poem dear poet.

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Christopher Tye 21 July 2016

Wonderful poem and a great read. Really liked the imagery that you make with your words it's amazing how much love can create and inspire the best poets.

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Edward Kofi Louis 19 March 2016

No fancy decoration. Thanks for sharing.

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Denis Mair 07 March 2016

I just read this and a couple of your other poems. There is a sweet sound in every line, with a personal voice that couldn't be mistaken for anyone else's voice. I'm not sure how you do it, because everything you say is simple, and it doesn't seem that you polished it again and again. When I contrast your lines with mine, I feel mine are sometimes overwrought and over-intellectualized, so there is something to learn from you.

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