Monday, September 7, 2009


Thanks to Geraldine of My Poetic Path for this week's prompt,”romance”.
Please visit all the poets at One Single Impression to sample this week’s offerings.


the thrill of being dislodged

to court and to woo

(personal derivative meaning)

a lovely stranger
in the wings
shakes loose
a talus
of regret and old English

Summer’s End

A Temporary Blindness

a temporary blindness
overtakes you
and you wonder
out loud
how can liquid particles
exhaled in this way
later return
so sweetly as rain.


even the most
among us
become unhinged
in the presence of
excrescent splendor

the hours turn green
all the waiting is done
we wrap our legs gladly
around the plump stalk
of summer
exhaling pleasure.

Tall Grass

Sonny’s long sleeved manicure
of summer’s overgrowth
tries in vain
to bring
the neighborhood back.


a fugitive sound
hurries by
on padded feet

Chinese checkers

bashful and unrehearsed
queen each other

syllogism is comfort
in dark corners


SandyCarlson said...

A thought worth knowing! Very nice.

Tumblewords: said...

A wonderful read - each line a vision!

Jim said...

Your writer has found a love. He is a poet and not perfect in his ways, sometimes even devious. Yet he came to you from the shadowy side and is soooooo nice to you!
I like it what ever treasured meaning it has relating to you (author) personally. But that is what I see. Best of wishes if this is a true to life, your life, poem.

a lovely stranger
in the wings
shakes loose
a talus
of regret and old English

anthonynorth said...

There are some beautiful lines here. Excellent.

Leo said...

a romance worth reading! :)

beautiful lines all...

Amias said...

I really enjoyed this ..

"a lovely stranger
in the wings
shakes loose
a talus
of regret and old English"


shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...




the walking man said...

But summer has only ended on the calendar. so your waxing is premature my dear. Check me back when I see frost on the pumpkin.

Patti said...

very cool poems- I love the last line "a talus
of regret and old English"...and wonderful photos!

Geraldine said...

Wonderful work here Gabrielle. I loved your interpretation of the "romance" prompt, how unique!

Hugs, G

Jeeves said...

Nice ones

SandyCarlson said...

Green speaks to me from head to toe.

zoya gautam said...

.. very artistic & underplayed.. many thanks ..

Tammie Lee said...

I came for romance and found a wonderful offering of poems!

if said...

that is interesting....I love learning about meanings !

TomCat said...

Thanks, Gabrielle, for your visit and comment at Politics Plus. I can't follow you, but you are now in my blog roll there. Between you and Mark, I'll be up to my ears in poetic talent.

DeLi said...

delightful series

Maithri said...

Your words wrap around me in tapestries of light
and bring me peace,

Soft love, Maithri

Beth P. said...

Dear Gabrielle--
I enjoyed your entire post...but what really lodged in me was your noun version of romance : the thrill of being dislodged. That will reverberate for a long time as a subset of romance.

Lodge disloged relodge
Millenia hence
The cycle will be intact

Many, many thanks--

Cloudia said...

comfort in dark corners....
so many gems glinting here....


Comfort Spiral

shraddha/april@theselfloveproject said...

This felt so lush and flowing... the words almost turning colors in my mind... Loved it.

~April Belle