Linguist/Fiancé

A Poem By Erin // 10/24/2014

I. Linguist
i gravitate towards words that
provide a certain image
just a flash of color
like clarity is aquamarine
and nomadic is grainy like sand
i think of these words this way
because it helps me to understand them
why is generous deep red
and why is decoding slate grey
i like the click of the tongue that comes
when you say the word colloquial
the hard c, the clear l, the qu unquestionable
maybe this is why i’m a linguist
i like how people talk.

II. Fiancé II
I met her.
She is
Everything
You deserve
Sweet, honest
The closest thing
To flawless
That someone could be
The loose golden curls
That fall to her waist
She was
So nice
To me.

III. No
Oops
It hit me again
You
And
Please think of me

Comments

I really like Linguist. Like,

I really like Linguist. Like, a lot. It's quite creative, insightful, charming . . . you wrote all of them very nicely, Erin!

P. S. The capital Maybe seemed a little out of place with all the lowercases (especially i's). Was that purposefully placed there, or not?

Hannah D. | Fri, 10/24/2014

"Reason itself is a matter of faith. It is an act of faith to assert that our thoughts have any relation to reality at all." - G. K. Chesterton

Thanks! And thanks for

Thanks! And thanks for pointing that out, that was not purposeful at all!

Erin | Fri, 10/24/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

You have synesthesia!

And I loved the last poem that you just slipped in there - 'wait, no.' Perfect :)

Sarah Bethany | Sat, 10/25/2014

Love your poetry!

I love how at a distance your poetry looks so simple, but when you read them they are so deep and heart-felt, inspiring! I loved these! I choose which one I like the best, they all have qualities I love! I love the imagery and the story of Linguist, felt like a got a peek at who you are. I love the message of fiancé, the past feelings tied together with present I loved it!!! And then No, I find it incredible that I can pick up so much emotion in just a few words! Wow! Love!

Kassady | Sat, 10/25/2014

"Here's looking at you, Kid"
---
Write On!

I had the actual thought,

I had the actual thought, man, I hope Erin posts some more poetry soon the other day, and viola! There it was! *cue happy dance*

I really like these two. I think I like Fiancee best, most because I just love the conflicted feelings in it. At least, that's what I got. The She was/so nice/to me was REALLY potent. I felt that line.

Madeline | Sat, 10/25/2014

everything was better when/you would call and I'd be like/yeah babe, no way

Thanks, everyone!@Sarah

Thanks, everyone!
@Sarah Bethany-Synesthesia was actually the first word that popped into my head when I was writing that! Ha. (Synesthesia is violet, by the way ;)
@Kassady-aw, thank you so much! I'm glad you can relate.
@Homey-I'm glad you were just thinking that actual thought! I appreciate it :)

Erin | Sat, 10/25/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

:)

Yay, now you can put '18' in the age title thing-o!

These are lovely...I think Linguistic would be my favourite, but I really do love Fiance as well. Oooh, and how well I relate to No. Great job, Erin!

Maddi | Sun, 10/26/2014

Goodbye? Oh no, please. Can’t we just go back to page one and start all over again?” – Winnie The Pooh

Thanks, Maddi!

Thanks, Maddi!

Erin | Sun, 10/26/2014

"You were not meant to fit into a shallow box built by someone else." -J. Raymond

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