Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Wordless

By instinct
I understand
your untranslatable soul

and your heart
that you wear
in your eyes.

24 comments:

daisies said...

beautiful

polona said...

it takes instinct to understand such things.
beautiful!

Rob Kistner said...

Crisp -- to the heart of the matter... very good.

gautami tripathy said...

That was very well put. I can't get over it.

Sasha said...

lovely. just right. this one will stay with me all day.

Hedwyg said...

What a perfect little nugget of Truth. Thank you!

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...deb said...

I really like the rhythm and meter in this.

And what's said so true and straight.

(I had a typo in my first comment.)

split ends said...

The way you've kept this short and compact makes it intense. I especially love the two- and three-word lines. Very nice.

Regina Clare Jane said...

I agree about the intensity of this little poem- so well done!

chicklegirl said...

Soul speaking to soul in a universal language--you captured it perfectly, succinctly. Very nice.

pepektheassassin said...

A fine, bright image, just right.

Tammy said...

Instinct serves us well and our eye's always give us away. Lovely!

Remiman said...

Juliet,
Yes indeed, a look can transend all the words. Well put!
rel

Clare said...

So beautiful! "Untranslatable soul" is a brilliant description. And you so perfectly captured that mystery and profound gift of being able to understand that soul and heart -- as you say "by instinct" and by looking in their eyes. Really lovely poem.

Crafty Green Poet said...

Thanks for all your comments!

Split Ends - glad you like the very short lines! This poem is so short the lines had to be very short!

gel said...

flows so smoothly
Particularly like
"your heart
that you wear
in your eyes."

Catherine said...

Short and eloquent.

Writer on Board said...

Ooh. Like that. A lot.

tumblewords said...

So few words convey many thoughts and truths. Enjoyed it!

Brian said...

very nice craftygreen poet, very nice.

Rax said...

ooohhh this is fantastic. packs a punch. :)

Whirling Dervish said...

Hey CGP! I tried my first meme tonight, and have tagged you to join!

http://stoneymoss.blogspot.com/2007/07/by-any-other-suri-name.html

Marcia (MeeAugraphie) said...

This is wonderful. Untranslatable soul understood by instinct.