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 


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?


Grey


 Blue


Darkness 


 Gloom?





Then look at her


 Starry eyed 


Giddy 


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




Goodnight


Goodnight


Goodbye


Goodbye


Why?


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


Drawers


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 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months Ago

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

8 Months 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 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months 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 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months 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 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months 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 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months Ago

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

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months Ago

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

Posted 8 Months Ago


Kathryn Smith

8 Months Ago

Thank you for the review! ;)

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