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

38 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jennifer writingsofamrs
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:02:11

    Love this one Michelle.


  2. hitandrun1964
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 14:04:05

    The image of the smoke rings is quite powerful. They start apart, drift together, merge, then disappear…just like words and people. Wonderful poem.


  3. Mary Jane Sullivan
    Apr 26, 2013 @ 15:54:23

    I shall take you up on this one


  4. Aquarian Times
    Apr 27, 2013 @ 22:17:24

    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.


    • Michele D'Acosta
      Apr 28, 2013 @ 06:43:11

      Thank you so much for your brilliant interpretation. I very much appreciate your close reading of the poem. Your insight is a wonderful gift. Peace and be blessed. Michele


  5. Ernie Peters
    Apr 28, 2013 @ 17:11:02

    Michele, I enjoy visiting your blog, as it is an adventure of words and images. Your writing is strong, effective and, most importantly, it makes me think. Thank you!


    • Michele D'Acosta
      Apr 28, 2013 @ 17:22:52

      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.


  6. Tina Liu
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 07:09:04

    Powerful poetry, Michele. I love the smoke rings imagery. It brings out the allure of mystery between the two bodies.


  7. Pete Armetta
    Apr 29, 2013 @ 09:30:09

    Nice imagery.


  8. Elise
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 14:21:42

    Words where words are hard to find, it is beautiful Michele


  9. cherylmoore
    Apr 30, 2013 @ 22:17:59

    Hi Michelle, I agree with Ernie, your blog is very thought provoking, in both the photography and poetry you share.


  10. ejrunyon
    May 01, 2013 @ 13:49:39

    Thanks for liking my last post. I appreciate it.


  11. Hanne T. Fisker
    May 01, 2013 @ 20:26:44

    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.


  12. emmanuel v. dumlao
    May 02, 2013 @ 02:12:15

    as powerful as silence. kudos michele!


  13. D Brockmeyer
    May 02, 2013 @ 17:03:05

    Reblogged this on Moinees' Words.


  14. Michele D'Acosta
    May 02, 2013 @ 18:18:55

    Dear Emmanuel, your words give me reason to smile! Thank you for your appreciation.


  15. ketakeenimavat
    May 03, 2013 @ 15:45:06

    it’s beautiful!:)


  16. poyye
    May 03, 2013 @ 18:02:27

    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:
     My favorite animal:
     My favorite number:
     My favorite non-alcoholic beverage:
     My favorite alcoholic beverage:
     Facebook or Twitter:
     My passions:
     Giving or receiving gifts:
     Favorite city:
     Favorite TV shows:
    The Nominees: Nominate ten other blogs and inform them of the nomination.


  17. writinextenso
    May 05, 2013 @ 12:26:12

    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!


    • Michele D'Acosta
      May 05, 2013 @ 12:44:08

      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


  18. kdavisfanclub
    May 10, 2013 @ 15:23:25

    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):)


    • Michele D'Acosta
      May 10, 2013 @ 15:28:27

      Kieran, I’m blushing now:-) I absolutely loved reading your posts. Your writing is outstanding. Such a pleasure to exchange these words with you and share our love of poetry.


      • kdavisfanclub
        May 10, 2013 @ 19:44:57

        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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