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.
Lookabox – made for misfits
38 thoughts on “Poetry Challenge #24: Two Bodies”
Love this one Michelle.
Thanks Jennifer. It means a lot to me to hear you say that.
Did you get my message about sending me an email about collaborating?
My apologies… thanks for the reminder 🙂
Oh no worries I am just trying to make a schedule of ideas and dates.
The image of the smoke rings is quite powerful. They start apart, drift together, merge, then disappear…just like words and people. Wonderful poem.
You’ve expressed the meaning of the poem more beautifully than I ever could! Thank you, my dear.
I shall take you up on this one
The challenge or the body?!!!
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.
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
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!
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.
Powerful poetry, Michele. I love the smoke rings imagery. It brings out the allure of mystery between the two bodies.
Tina, thank you for your perspective on this poem. I value your words. Peace and blessings, Michele
Pete, thanks so much. Hope your day is wonderful. Michele
Words where words are hard to find, it is beautiful Michele
Elise, thank you for the compliment. Many blessings back to you. Michele
Hi Michelle, I agree with Ernie, your blog is very thought provoking, in both the photography and poetry you share.
Cheryl, your work is so extraordinary that it really makes a difference to hear your words of appreciation. Thank you and bless you. Michele
Thanks for liking my last post. I appreciate it.
It’s my pleasure. Keep on with your amazing work. Michele
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.
Wow, Hanne! I read your comment and then got lost for words. What you said is so beautiful. “… poetry wants to stand vibrating in the air without being disturbed by me or my words…” I am truly humbled by what you’ve shared.
Sometimes words writes themselves and they are then full with spirit…
Sometimes words writes themselves and they are then full with spirit and something very true…
as powerful as silence. kudos michele!
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Dear Emmanuel, your words give me reason to smile! Thank you for your appreciation.
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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!
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
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) 🙂
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.
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! 🙂