Tuesday, April 19, 2011

New Love vs Dumped


PAD, Day 19 – Two for Tuesday, 1. Love, 2. Anti-love

1. Love, form – Villanelle

New Love

The eyes convey what tongue cannot express.
As two connect across a crowded place.
Filling up the heart with giddiness.

Signal received he dares approach, address.
She makes him work to gaze upon her face.
The eyes convey what tongue cannot express.

He won’t give up, he tries hard to impress.
She hints a smile to keep him on the chase.
Filling up the heart with giddiness.

The slight brush of their arms, that first caress,
Eyes lock again and pulses start to race.
The eyes convey what tongue cannot express.

To them the world is frozen and timeless.
Intensity of passion, lips to taste.
Filling up the heart with giddiness.

And then at last he takes her acquiesce.
Apprehension lingers just a trace.
The eyes convey what tongue cannot express.
Filling up the heart with giddiness.


2. Anti-love, free form

Dumped

I did not get dumped.
I'm the one who let him go.
I can do much better.
My friends all told me so.

And now he's with some tramp.
He'll dump her too, he'll see.
There's no one in this world,
Nobody like me.

10 comments:

christicorbett said...

I like your dumped poem. So simple and true :)

Christi Corbett

Holly Ruggiero said...

Polar opposite poems. The first so tender and sweet the second, just great.

C R Ward said...

I loved both poems! Great job on the villanelle!

Nicki Elson said...

These were both so cute and fun in their own opposing ways.

Bluestocking Mum said...

Love the one about being dumped Tara. 'I'm the one who let him go.' Great line
x

kmckendry said...

Great poems.

Matthew Vanacore said...

Excellent poetry. I prefer the second because it's a short delight that speaks a wonderful, albeit, harsh truth.

JL Dodge said...

well done on both !!
JL&B

Tara Tyler said...

that's funny the majority liked the "dumped" one better - cause it's true! the other is more of a fantasy, I guess...

Dana said...

Nice job on both!