Moments – for Prompt 62 Mamihlapinatape

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Too precipitate the moments
Wordless knowledge scattered here
Like children’s toys left out
In early summer’s rain
Speak not to me
Of half the truth
Of courage yet
Have greater proof
While only these lost memories remain

Too gentle is this passion
Withheld, trembling inside
Like promises too emboldened
To ever, ever keep
Speak not to me
Of dreams unborn
Of kisses chaste
And vows unsworn
Our little lives just rounded by our sleep

Too wise to make such methods
Or the mechanics of the heart
Be more than baubles strung
On last year’s yuletide tree
Speak not to me
As fingers touch
This says too little
And means too much
Our deepest secrets leaking by degrees

And deep below in hell fire freeze
As rain unbidden in springtime breeze
Our words unsaid are but a tease
Our precious secrets leaking by degrees

(c) Helen Valentina 2014, All Rights Reserved

For mindlovemisery’s prompt at:

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I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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17 Responses to Moments – for Prompt 62 Mamihlapinatape

  1. My god Helen this is gorgeous! Tender, exquisitely aching. I would have copy the whole poem in the comments to tell you what I love most!

  2. i agree Helen an excellent understanding of the prompt. Very well done.

  3. Skye says:

    I totally agree, too, Sis! Wow!! Very, very, well done!! πŸ™‚ xxxxx

  4. I have read it three times and can`t choose one stanza more than another…so deliciously intriguing and yes, teasing! Wow! Oliana

  5. Reblogged this on Traces of the Soul and commented:
    This week’s prompt at Mindlovemiserys Menagerie is the word, “Mamihlapinatapei” β€œThe wordless, yet meaningful look shared by two people who both desire to initiate something but are both reluctant to start.” Read this beautiful, breathtaking poem and see where this writer had taken this. Delicious!

  6. martha0stout says:

    That was beautiful.

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