Letters To Oxford

Letters To Oxford

A Poem by Kathryn Smith

When you talk

And take her in

Look at the clock

Does it resemble a liar?

You know you take her higher

Seconds melt to minutes

And minutes turn to hours 


Born in different time zones

In different homes

Worlds unknown

You speak with her alone

In smiles and in laughter

In the happiness of endless banter 


The joy

It adds fuel to the fire

You want to fly up?  

Then go and find her

Look at the sky

What do you see?





Then look at her

 Starry eyed 


She lives for sunshine

Life is her party  

A kaleidoscope of fun

Colors bleed and colors blend

She lives like she's near an end

Like she's on the edge

Jumping is how she mends

Her walls are crumbling

Fears coming undone 

If you went so far

To touch her

She'd come alive

As if you were heat from the sun






Why is she feeling

Like a school girl on a Sunday night?

 Ink on paper

Heart in throat

Stomach churning

Sparks burning

This is just right

So she writes you in hope

She's done this before

Her words lay around the world

In tins


Boxes in dirt

Perhaps now

Someone will appreciate

All of her time  

Each and every line

She's racing 

Racing with the clock 

With the liar

How can time tick so quickly?

In silence

In sunsets

In cups of coffee

In tea

And lustful dreams

You're here to stay

In her thoughts

In her words

And in these letters to Oxford

She'll give you the world 






© 2017 Kathryn Smith

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An enjoyable poem with great structure and sparse lines full of depth. Seems like the girl is desperate for affection and love and may be barking up the wrong tree in a certain way.

There is a sadness to her that is overshadowed by her high hopes regarding a Love she may never truly know. It also sounds like a long-distance relationship doomed to failure, maybe?

The red font lends another layer to the poem as that color can often represent passion and love.

Beautiful poem, Kath! :)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Thank you for this review! :) :D Beautiful review Lovecraft. I like your picture btw..

1 Year Ago

Thank you. :0
I just love this. You have a way with words that's for sure. I found bits and pieces of myself in this. Heart touching. :-)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much Ana!! :) I appreciate it.
Skyping in between time zones and countries. What is truth, what is lie, are you really in a conversation with the opposite sex. I know kids here that found they were texting to their own sex and a class mate put it on facebook. Be careful. Valentine

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Yikes! That sounds scary. :o Sure, I'll be careful! Especially after everything that happened in Ire.. read more
Holy freholy - You really have found your voice. This is your best writing yet Kat.
Reaching out is never easy and comes with no guarantees but if we don't reach out then who can we blame subsequently for not touching.
I really really like this.
Bravo dear poet

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Holy Freholy! You're really the best reviewer. Thank you Tony.
Nice. I like how the tone follows the cadence allowing for conjuring of emotions.

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Thank you! Know what I like? I like your review. :) :D
Sounds like you're writing to a pretty lucky guy ;)

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Yeah, I'd say he's pretty lucky. :) ;)
Great poem with great words. Thank you for sharing XD

Posted 1 Year Ago

Kathryn Smith

1 Year Ago

Thank you for the review! ;)

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Added on February 13, 2017
Last Updated on February 14, 2017

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