Pensieve of Lies

Pensieve of Lies

A Poem by Audrey Howitt

an odd kind of tension binds lip to cheek

in the war of love’s words

tumbling over themselves in the dark

 

I feel the tension grow as I wonder

about the whys of emotive context construed

within a map uncharted

even in the abyss of unknowing

 

and I am not sure why I wander from room to room

pulling at my lip

and wishing my cheek hid better lies

 

in an odd way it makes me feel better--

the lies find their pocket

safe to slip out

when the telling of them

is most unexpected

at least by me



copyright/all rights reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

© 2012 Audrey Howitt


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Fascinating how your awareness, and physical manifestation of those lies--that curious nervous reaction to them--is amazingly close to "tongue in cheek"; a term which, after all, simply indicates the presence of "amusing" lies.
Extraordinary work, Audrey!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Frank--perhaps the tongue in cheek is what was scratching around in my brain in this --som.. read more



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I think that you have imaginatively addressed a most trying issue, really good work

Posted 7 Years Ago


This makes a fantastic read Audrey. Very powerful & true. All Good Things are wished from me to you. N

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you again Neville!
I think Frank said all there is to say on an intelectual level but on an artistic level this is so beautiful!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you--funny, but even though this write is about lies--I really liked writing it--
very thought provoking, reminds me of those small lies between lovers. I love
your work!!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

As I have sat with this piece longer and longer--it does feel like that to me--thank you!
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Pax
amusing how our body can't hide something we want to hide. Wonderful work

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

True dat--thank you so much WillyamPax
Pax

8 Years Ago

your very much welcome
We never know what our words are going to be. Sometimes they resist utterance; somtimes they slip out in most unexpected forms.

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Marie!!!
Fascinating how your awareness, and physical manifestation of those lies--that curious nervous reaction to them--is amazingly close to "tongue in cheek"; a term which, after all, simply indicates the presence of "amusing" lies.
Extraordinary work, Audrey!

Posted 8 Years Ago


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Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Frank--perhaps the tongue in cheek is what was scratching around in my brain in this --som.. read more
"in the abyss of unknowing" conjures all sorts of feelings, memories, and thoughts within me.
"an odd kind of tension binds lip to cheek" grabs my mind and makes me think of how stunning and sad it is to get a kiss on the cheek when you want one, or are used to one, on the lips. That tense time when you just don't know what that means or why.

This review is coming from my own personal files of relationships so I may be missing what you intended...but, from where I read it mean worlds to me. You always write with such feeling, and do it in an extraordinary way.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much Claire!
Shimmerbliss/CAF

8 Years Ago

My pleasure!
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I don't know why but every good poem that doesn't rhyme makes me happy. Just listening to the writers feelings. And you're on of them. 100/100

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you so much Katerina!! I so appreciate your read and comments!
.

8 Years Ago

You're welcome
Pleasure to read you today love, this is your usual haunting, moving style!


Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Poppy--I have been off tromping in Europe and teaching for most of the summer--it is good .. read more
Ruth

8 Years Ago

Sounds wonderful! Very welcome xoxo

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Added on August 14, 2012
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Audrey Howitt
Audrey Howitt

Alameda, CA



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I am so happy to be writing! I was an attorney in my previous incarnation. These days, I teach voice mostly, write some and do a little psychotherapy. It seems like a good combination for me. I h.. more..

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