"What do you plan to do with your one, wild, precious life?" -Mary Oliver

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Love Accosted

I thought I saw you
in a tree
Your hair was streaked with
gray
and leaves
of red and lips
and chin
like a crag
with the cleft
I could sink my teeth into.
But the eyes were
wrong and looking the other way.

14 comments:

sarahjayne smythe said...

Oh, I love, love, love that last line.

Paul C said...

I had to look up accosted, 'To approach and speak to boldly or aggressively.' Strong imagery, including chin like a crag.

Travener said...

There's T.S. Elliot, and then there's T.S.(A.) Yvonne...

Talli Roland said...

Brilliant. Loved it!

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

So beautiful, Yvonne. What a way you have with written pictures.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Sarahjayne,
Thank you so very very much!

Paul,
Thanks! And what a coincidence...you have a tree. Now I have to go look you up!

Travener,
Ha! I think I just laughed out loud. You're so funny. I only wish. If I could amass all my favorite comments, this one would be close to the top of the heap.

Talli,
Oh! Thank you very much.

Carol,
Thank you. You always leave the most beautiful compliments.

foldingfields said...

you just get things, don't you? even the form of a thing. loved this.

Yvonne Osborne said...

Sarah,
Thank you. Sometimes it just forms itself. Know what I mean?
Thanks!

Lisa_Gibson said...

Really lovely poem. Haunting and beautiful!

Elana Johnson said...

Beautiful!

Yvonne Osborne said...

Lisa,
Thank you! Lovely to hear from you again. You're going to spoil me.

Elana,
Hi. Thank you! You know you're amazing, don't you?

Wine and Words said...

Isn't this just the way of all things that start off so well. We climb them, from the base...determined to succeed, but the peak is often something other than we sought. I thought this was beautiful!

Vodka Logic said...

i love imagery, something I can't do..


my 55 is up

Yvonne Osborne said...

W&W,
I think that's exactly right. Thanks for reading.

VL,
Thank you very much!