Poetry Challenge #24: Two Bodies

Two bodies speak to each other in smoke rings.

Signals blown back and forth. The mysterious air

between the pair: cloaking their mystery.

What are they saying? Is language extinct?

Are words with all their meanings pinned

down. Frozen. Stiff.

No map no GPS
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38 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge #24: Two Bodies

  1. Wow,it is an interesting thought about the nature of language. It is also a great question about the meaning of words. In fact words between two individuals would have a number of different lives as real meaning,perceived meaning and intended meaning.There would also be clarification and counter clarification of meaning as well. An excellent poem which brings to light the nuances of language.

    • Ernie, it means so much to me to hear you say that. I started the blog as a way to experiment creatively and to come out of my shell. (Me-shell)!! The blog has become a journey; a mind adventure without a map. Knowing that you take something of value from my words and images, makes the effort worthwhile. Thank you.

  2. Michele, when I press ‘like’ I really like and always want to give a comment too, but somehow the words often hide away as if they know the image an poetry wants to stand vibrating in the air without being disturbed by me or my words… sensed but not spoken about (by me at least)… I just wanted you to know.

  3. Hi,
    I love your blog and thank for your encouragement to me as I start mine SO I nominate you for the Sunshine Award!
    The rules for the award are as follows:
    A. Post the Sunshine Award logo. (genesmusings.wordpress.com/)

    B. Accept the nomination and link back to the nominator.
    C. Answer the questions.
    The Questions and Answers:
     My favorite color:
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    The Nominees: Nominate ten other blogs and inform them of the nomination.

  4. Rhythm really gets me. I love the image (literally and metaphorically) the vanishing smoke rings, the disjointed limbs. I’ll definitely be back to check out more!
    -writinextenso

    • Thank you for appreciating my work. Strange as this seems; intermittently, over a number of years, I’ve been writing and re-writing the smoke rings line!! Couldn’t get the rhythm quite right until I created the image that accompanies this poem. Who was it that said, “Writing is rewriting.” And it’s my pleasure to visit your blog and see the world through your eyes. Thank you so much. Michele

  5. I shall have to get round to having a proer good look at your other posts, Michele as I am delighted with what i have seen so far, I noticed you left me some comments and shall be sure to read thema nd reply soon (probably tonight). I loved this poem and look forward to reading the rest. You appear to be as talented a wrodsmith as you are a photographer! Keep smiling and keep writing,
    Kieran (Baldy)🙂

      • I’m going to tell my wife, she will laugh when I tell her I made two women blush this week! Wonderful! Praise well earned, pal. I see that I am not alone in my musings, others have commented lovely things too! A genuine pleasure to read your poetry and an honour to have you read mine. Now all I have to do is figure out how to bottle this charm of mine so i can sell it to buy back my soul! Keep smiling and keep writing!🙂

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