Guest poem sent in by P. G. Murthy
(Poem #642) The Poetics of Desire
Throw away your papers tonight put aside your pen let your fingers write on my body, an empty page a word, a sentence, write a poem if your syntax hurts my skin if I sigh, if I moan just tighten your embrace if your fingers stammer dip them in darkness and start again fill up my margins suffocate me with your grammar proofread the madness you have created erase with your lips any mistakes your fingers make read to me what you have written see the pages of my life come alive in your fingers tonight.
Reading this poem one feels the words changing to music much like the run of the fingers on piano keys. A beautiful poem where the poet invites the reader, as it were, to leave alone the unidimensional monochromatic world of words and move over to the speechless reality of existence where life vibrates in truth and beauty. The poet asks the reader to abandon language and words as the vehicle of communication and get on with life and living. Rina Singh is M.A. in Creative Writing an a teacher in Canada. - P. G. Murthy Links: There's a short biography at [broken link] http://www.edu.yorku.ca/~WIER/rina.html