Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Imagined Interiors

Tonight we spoke like a frequency graph,
Like a landscape without edges,
Extruded strokes of light to my lips like fingers
stretching through the architecture of your words.
To cocoon the sounds in my ear longer

I scavenge images to furnish this room
that holds you in sprawling pieces
with feathered edges that overlap and repel.
I smear the walls with my tender vision.

This passage doesn’t permit complexity.
A blocked aperture half-closed
the debris left by a fragment fallen
from the frozen eye of the storm.
It obstructs my view of your dislocation.

Someone coughs in the background.
Your voice lowers to a soft tendril,
I hear your body turn in your sheets
As you describe the darkness
that stares back at you.

In these implicit movements I accrue
the inescapable graduation of weightless light
that reaches from me to you under a heavy winter.

Colour will slide in the morning
over the outline of your refuge.
(like an unfinished house)
Like music climbs through those sounds.

6 comments:

arrowseye said...

your words look good in black....especially these ones..playing with that subtle movement, always connected, moving in, moving out...thats it damn it your poems breath...lol i look for poetry on the wind and in yours now i see the wind in poetry. AE x.

Ztolk said...

I love your new "home" and hope this posts!

I am in awe of your creativity and humbled to call you a friend. Brad

Doctori said...

Amanda, these poems are timeless!

Amanda Joy said...

Thanks so much for your comments you lot,
I am really enjoying having this space here also.
Eventually I intend to shift off myspace by and large and over here.. stay posted..

xox

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

Wonderful last verse!

You would leave lovely MySpace? I enjoy having a presence both places. Though, with all my multiple blogging, I am now doing some duplication.

I find that some people have trouble accessing MySpace, while others don't spend much time anywhere else, so I try to cater for all.

Louise said...

your site looks good - liked the poetry