Needing and Wanting...and Settling

Needing and Wanting...and Settling

A Poem by Anarda Nashai
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I was inspired to write this poem more recently...after almost six years since writing my last poem. I'm sure it's pretty self-explanatory....ENJOY!

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What they want

is a dent in their mattress

for a steady keel while they are sleeping

they want to struggle

to figure out what's in the corner

or on the surface of the other

to be able to sniff past

the listerine and to the

marijuana laced breath of the other

they will settle

for foreign hands on their bodies

for other impressions to interpret

their wet or dry dreams

they want to pose with another

whose eye color is a better match

for a their own up-do hair styles...

they will need a human heart

to explain to them their own hearts.

 

What do I want?

I want to live where I only need

turtle necks...and red wine

and straight lines

I will need to walk with bare hills

and not fret too much

about the snow or water beneath them

and If love so happens

to find me in route

I want to look at him

and feel affection completely

I will not be satisfied to delude

any more or less than this

for the well-planted waves

of my great imagination

...because I no longer bleed

or need to weave stairs of anecdotes

for backyard grills or Christmas dinners

I'll pass on short, tiara-crowned fantasies

and illuminated, but still hidden promises

I will only settle to look back at love

and feel from it what I feel.

 

-Anarda Nashai

author of School Girl

Check out my website at:

www.anardanashai.webs.com !

© 2008 Anarda Nashai


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This greets the senses and reality at the same time. There's a distinct flow and rhythm to your writing -although prose poetry, and, I fully appreciate that. You m anage to balance past and present, wish and possession at the same time.. it's a very well constructed piece in both words and the way you've used them

There are so many lines or phrases that I find wonderful but choose the following because.. well, I don't know why: -

' I will need to walk with bare hills / and not fret too much / about the snow or water beneath them / and
If love so happens / to find me in route / I want to look at him / and feel affection completely '

that says 'contentment' and ' gentle, unselfish optimisim'

Great write, thank you for sharing.



Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.




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What a beautiful release!

Posted 12 Years Ago


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Six years huh?...you haven't missed a step...well crafted words indeed...felt*

Posted 12 Years Ago


"I want to look at him
and feel affection completely
I will not be satisfied to delude
any more or less than this"

I really like these lines right here, a very smooth and well written write...Kim



Posted 12 Years Ago


This greets the senses and reality at the same time. There's a distinct flow and rhythm to your writing -although prose poetry, and, I fully appreciate that. You m anage to balance past and present, wish and possession at the same time.. it's a very well constructed piece in both words and the way you've used them

There are so many lines or phrases that I find wonderful but choose the following because.. well, I don't know why: -

' I will need to walk with bare hills / and not fret too much / about the snow or water beneath them / and
If love so happens / to find me in route / I want to look at him / and feel affection completely '

that says 'contentment' and ' gentle, unselfish optimisim'

Great write, thank you for sharing.



Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lovely and very well written piece. Makes me quite wistful.

Posted 12 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

well you might not have been writing poems but the Muse must have been honing your skills as you slept.
This was very good and tight from beginning to end. It read very well. Great poem.
I enjoyed reading some of your work. Thanks for sharing

Posted 12 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Very smooth and easy flowing words. A very good write.

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

I like the feel of this because of the possible and achievable freedom in your words. I believe that every man and woman alive, truth be known, would like a lifestyle of turtle neck sweaters and red wine, no responsibility and free love, but...Can we? Dare we?
Helen:-)

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

A well written poem, nice. Thank you for sharing. Debileah

Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

i agree with everyone! this is a poem that packs a lot of wisdom, without trying too hard in metaphors.
the subtle imagery works for the poem, not against it. good work. :)



Posted 13 Years Ago


2 of 2 people found this review constructive.


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