between the lines

between the lines

A Poem by Lydia


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monotone trivia jigsaws through my brain

need to get it on paper

before it flies into never never land

and has an affair with peter pan

or burns at the end of my long-ago cigarette

leaving only ashes and embers of thought

my little girl shoulders are weary

my emotions speak in code

nouns scratch the back of my throat

daring me to put them on paper

verbs kiss my neck

adverbs caress my back

words slipping away through the keyboard

and yet

it’s all a fantasy that will only be real

if seen between the lines of a poem

 


© 2016 Lydia



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Thoughts, emotions, memories and images can often suface simultaneously at the most inopportune of times and form an eclectic mix of creativity .... So prudent to have a pen and notepad handy to jot down these forming ideas into stellar words before they quickly evaporate into the ether!

Ingenuity at its poetic best Lydia !!



Posted 11 Months Ago


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Lydia

11 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Tom. Lydi**



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Thoughts, emotions, memories and images can often suface simultaneously at the most inopportune of times and form an eclectic mix of creativity .... So prudent to have a pen and notepad handy to jot down these forming ideas into stellar words before they quickly evaporate into the ether!

Ingenuity at its poetic best Lydia !!



Posted 11 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

11 Months Ago

Thanks so much, Tom. Lydi**
This one is really intense & powerful! I can feel the narrator throwing herself painfully on her pen, so to speak. So many writing ideas lost before we can pick up our notepad & scribble a few lines. I love the way this is conveyed to feel like a physical struggle between lovers, yet at the same time, a fight between one's muse & one's creative flow or writers block. The first line is zinging with bright originality.

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Margie. Always appreciate your reviews. Lydi**
dear Lydi... between the lines of a poem, where birds twitter and
lovers coo with twilight's song as Peter Pan flies to the window
of dreams where Tink flutters enticing smiles. Pat

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Such a lovely review. Thank you, Pat. Lydi**
I loved this poem dear Lydia.
"daring me to put them on paper
verbs kiss my neck
adverbs caress my back
words slipping away through the keyboard
and yet"
The above lines. Perfect. I was reading Donne yesterday. Great writers need to know and taste love. Thank you Lydia for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Indeed, you are right. Thank you very much for the review, John. Lydi**
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

You are dear Lydia.
Don't let those words fly away, or get stuck in your throat, or vanish in a senior (or blonde) moment lol I can totally relate Lydi. Lately I can't remember where I put my memory... but you did an excellent job gathering your little brainchildren and making fantasies come true between the lines of your poem. They breathe! Very creative!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

I appreciate the review, Lisa. Lydi*
Words are versatile building blocks, but it is not always easy to make creative, poetic statements with them. You have done a good job here Lydi!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, Robert. Lydi**
Your description of the nouns, verbs and adverbs are mind-blowing...and there's something about a woman smoking a cigarette that just catapults this into another world for me! I like it, I mean I really like it!

And the mention of a poem within the context of a poem, is pretty cool, too!

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thanks so much, Kelly. Lydi**
Looking through our lives and finding the poetry. That is creativity. Only few are called and you are.

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

What a lovely thing to tell me, Ken. Thank you so much. Lydi**
short and clear i love it
"verbs kiss my neck,adverbs caress my back"


Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Thank you, Diana. Lydi**
This has such deep meaning, between the lines. In what is not said, often is where we linger...

Posted 1 Year Ago


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Lydia

1 Year Ago

Indeed...and when the reader interprets the words, often the interpretation has nothing to do with w.. read more

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