Sunday 16th October
I really do not intend to bore you, especially with reams of poetry; actually I haven’t written that much, especially of late, but I did write this a year or so ago, and although it attempts to deal with falling in love, at the time I was in no way falling in love I can assure you – that hasn’t happened since I was in my twenties. But maybe I was just carrying around the idea of the poem for years without it forming itself into words at all, I often revisit earlier writings anyway, and attempt to redefine them. I find that the simple act of copying them down onto a fresh piece of paper will often result in a slight juxtaposition, an exchange of a key word, giving a more apposite meaning, and edge it didn’t have before. But I also realise that one has to stop somewhere, or nothing would ever be considered finished, a dilemma for the perfectionist artist I am sure, but I am not that precious about my jottings and so I present this little bit of nonsense for your delectation.
Whisper the words Don’t say them out loud Whisper you love me If you aren’t too proud Your breath is like honey That drips on my heart And sweetens and lightens The dark dingy part
Whsper you love me Don’t shout it out loud Put your lips to my ear I’ll imagine the sound In the quiet of the night When all souls are asleep I’ll wake to observe you The memory to keep
And before you awake I’ll kiss every inch And take all your fears Never more will you flinch This night is so silent This room is so still I’ll whisper the words I promise I will
If you whisper the words Say them soft to the moon Watch as they hover They’ll come back so soon And I’ll whisper them too We won’t make a sound We’ll whisper the love We’ve suddenly found
And there you have it. So, please forgive my silly indulgence, just this once. It will be prose tomorrow I promise.