B.U.R.M.A.

B.U.R.M.A.

A Poem by Narnie
"

Over simple but then these things sometimes are :)

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from me

 

so polite

your address

my address

first class

 

so refined

rhombus folded

and sealed

tight

 

(plumped with so many forgivable clichés)

 

so subtle

the wish

the kiss

on the stamp

 

in the post box

on the plane

with the postman

again

 

to you


© 2011 Narnie



Author's Note

Narnie
B.U.R.M.A was an acronym that many used on the back of envelopes. It stands for Be Undressed and Ready My Angel. I like how people write things on the outside of envelopes that gives a hint at the insides.

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Oh, I see what this is about'..love the acronym meaning..
Love the poem....fun, and a bit naughty..just right... :-)
ps
A long time ago, along North American roads, a shaving cream company would put out a series of signs along the highway.. The would advertise "Burma Shave",
a little blip on each sign.
They were funny sayings that caught your eye..like

"Henry The Eighth
Sure Had Troubles
Short On Wives
Long On Stuble!
Burma Shave"

Each sign had a line..
I enjoyed your poem, as always.......:-)


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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just a hint, that's most of the fun of it

Posted 6 Years Ago


I'd not heard of B.U.R.M.A. before, but like the idea. When overseas in the Navy many years ago, my wife would put S.W.A.K on her letters, right beside her lipstick mark. (When no one looked, I'd kiss that spot) An ancient memory now, I can still remember those pleasant feelings it gave me.

Posted 6 Years Ago


no matter what technological advances there are nothing beats good old human interaction. A wonderful little poem that says so much.

Posted 6 Years Ago


Oh, I see what this is about'..love the acronym meaning..
Love the poem....fun, and a bit naughty..just right... :-)
ps
A long time ago, along North American roads, a shaving cream company would put out a series of signs along the highway.. The would advertise "Burma Shave",
a little blip on each sign.
They were funny sayings that caught your eye..like

"Henry The Eighth
Sure Had Troubles
Short On Wives
Long On Stuble!
Burma Shave"

Each sign had a line..
I enjoyed your poem, as always.......:-)


Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Dressing the letter that will be undressed at the other end... and the waiting begins again...

"so subtle
the wish
the kiss
on the stamp"

Oh, i love these lines... and all of the poem... it's perfect! Beautiful!!


Posted 6 Years Ago


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I never knew that saying..how sweet..and yes simple things somethings are the best ..

Posted 6 Years Ago


I can almost hear the metronome ticking a measured beat to this poem. Kudos S.W.A.K.

Posted 6 Years Ago


'first class' - nice
'refined' -indeed. what a word: refined - beautiful
the parenthases'd line makes the poem
and the last line.
unique. and beautiful

Posted 6 Years Ago



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