The Tactus of Time's Tenderness

The Tactus of Time's Tenderness

A Poem by Audrey Howitt

I sang my way through

the rhythm of your breath

each one filled

with dreams of worry

for the day to come

and I felt myself

slip under your ribcage

to cradle your heart

to ease

for a moment

the lines creasing its flow,

unfolding each in turn.

 

 

I breathed into your lungs

the steadiness of love’s even rhythm--

its pulse,

that tactus

of time’s tenderness,

and bathed the moon light

into the creases around mouth

and eye

as dreams melted

into the deeper sleep

of the veil descended.



copyright/all right reserved Audrey Howitt 2012

© 2012 Audrey Howitt


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the surrealistic aspect of this poem is top-notch! :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


so filled with beautiful imagery and unparalled love it boggles the mind

Posted 8 Years Ago


A very beautiful and romantic poem! Full of tenderness and caring.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you TinaK
I envisioned a tender moment captured, shared quietly between two people, before the craziness of a new day dawned. Whether I interpreted it correctly or not, it was beautiful.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you White Willow---
To me this speaks of one who is watching someone they love hurting, and can only help with acts of love, trying to ease them and be there. Beautiful throughout, yet leaves me saddened, thinking of loss, and things that slip through our fingers.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you again Claire---my husband works awfully hard--and this poem was for him
Shimmerbliss/CAF

8 Years Ago

Beautiful.
Flowed effortlessly..... enjoyed the read :)

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thanks for stopping by A
This is so beautifully worded in meaning and love!

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you imagination--i am so glad that you enjoyed this piece
This is so precious, and it reads so well... your poetry is always so fluently good!
Thank you for entering in this beauty.

E.L.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you EL!
Unique lyrics and extremely creative imagery!
This poem--indeed, your work--Audrey. is exceptional.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Frank! Hope all is well in your world!

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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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