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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Pax
incredibly romantic and beautiful...

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you WilLyamPax--I am so glad that you enjoyed it!
' that tactus ~ of time’s tenderness, ~ and bathed the moon light ~ into the creases around mouth ~ and eye ' ..

.. seems to me a mantra to and of love complete.. tis beautiful.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Emma--hope all is well in your world
Very musical.

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

Thank you Kenneth!
my goodness Audrey, you have a lot of octaves at you disposal

Posted 8 Years Ago


Audrey Howitt

8 Years Ago

I am hoping that is a good thing!
Ed Hart

8 Years Ago

it's a quality of excellence

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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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