Reaching For You As Time Caves In

Reaching For You As Time Caves In

A Poem by Poppy Ruth Silver
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"Of all base passions, fear is the most accursed." William Shakespeare

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The universe sang tonight
I can't explain the sound
somewhere between sleep
and wanting chocolate
I remembered three words
from an ominous article
I read with morning eyes
Global war approaches
I can't comprehend
such times of death
before I touch you
I can't fathom
that could happen
before I whisper
I love you
the universe sang tonight
I can't explain the sound
somewhere between needing sleep
and craving dark chocolate
I yearned for you more
fear is an invasive beast
shameless and reckless
but then media hype cares not
for the sensitive in a harsh world





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© 2017 Poppy Ruth Silver



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Per usual, a very tender write.

I like the three words italicized

Global war approaches

It really creates discomfort in the reader, which is later juxtaposed with other three words

I love you

That is why I think this poem should end with

I love you (also italicized to make the connection).

I would throw out these two lines

but then media hype cares not
for the sensitive in a harsh world

It's a bit editorial, imo, and the "global war approaches" really encapsulates the fear mongering of the media.

That's just me though.

I like the setting . Global war approaches but all the narrator is thinking about is much more intimate and small, like a kiss or chocolate.

And naturally, love Portishead!



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Month Ago

Thanks love...I take on board your idea...shall have a ponder on that, always appreciate your though.. read more



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Per usual, a very tender write.

I like the three words italicized

Global war approaches

It really creates discomfort in the reader, which is later juxtaposed with other three words

I love you

That is why I think this poem should end with

I love you (also italicized to make the connection).

I would throw out these two lines

but then media hype cares not
for the sensitive in a harsh world

It's a bit editorial, imo, and the "global war approaches" really encapsulates the fear mongering of the media.

That's just me though.

I like the setting . Global war approaches but all the narrator is thinking about is much more intimate and small, like a kiss or chocolate.

And naturally, love Portishead!



Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

1 Month Ago

Thanks love...I take on board your idea...shall have a ponder on that, always appreciate your though.. read more
I love how you went from craving just chocolate in the beginning to craving "dark" chocolate near the end.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

Thank you sweetheart :)
What I enjoy here is the application of universal emotions to personal, insular feelings, a fine mix, and a poem I enjoy.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

Leslie, thank you very much :)
This is a brilliant & original statement of how it feels when one is . . . (your amazingly crafted title). The blend of tenderness & paranoia is nicely nested together between imagery that's startling in it's freshness. This line (& the well-done variation) just jumps off the page: "somewhere between sleep & wanting chocolate" -- so uninhibited in capturing the willy-nilly ways of the sleepytime consciousness. We all have extreme responses to our wild wacked-out world these days, but you've managed to carve out something that's so original amid the throngs who try to write how it feels.

Posted 6 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

Thank goodness for words ey...needed more than ever in modern times...thank you hon xo
I really enjoyed this one - the world is such a dangerous place right now, it's hard not to be anxious, worried about it's fate.. and in the dead of night fears become overbearing, I think you have captured this in your good work - :)

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

KTBradley, thank you for your kind words...
The world was indeed harsh, but we have to accept the reality that we have lost our humanity, well written poppy

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

BlakHeart, thank you very much...
War and rumors of war seem to be forced on us everywhere we look. It was a bit overwhelming to experience this through the eyes of an empath. The displaying the personal experience on different scales of reality was beautifully done.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

Thank you hon, always appreciate your thoughts...
In a way, it used to be easier. We knew who was going to drop the bomb, and had a good idea of who was going to drop it.
Different today.
Information is shared so quickly,
often without any proper research.
It leads to a different type of fear.
Instead of a constant,
now it feels like dialing the radio,
catching random signals.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

Exactly, fear mongering and hype...thanks Jon...
'I can't comprehend - such times of death - before I touch you.. '

We need sincere words and emotions more than ever these days, Poppy. As much to realise that Life hasn't made us immune to finding love, for feeling and exchanging love. You truly touch with every letter, dear you.

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

So many things make us immune, sadly...thank you dear heart xo
emmajoy

5 Months Ago

They do indeed, Poppy.. they do indeed.
wanting comfort during times of distress is morbidly romantic; your simplicity makes this poem resonate with emotion

Posted 7 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Poppy Ruth Silver

5 Months Ago

I really appreciate your kind words Cascara, thank you...

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Merry Meet all, welcome to my page. I write mainly poetry but I also write stream of thought prose. I also create spoken word poetry and have a couple of novels on the go (dust covered albeit;) My .. more..

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