Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Teaser Tuesdays: musty scent of love

I thought I would do Teaser Tuesday differently today. Here I post a poem of mine, which I wrote yesterday. Yes, I do write poetry. Infact I consider myself a poet first and then anything else. Why I called this a teaser? Because I want you all to be teased enough to visit my poetry blog, rooted and read it regularly.

musty scent of love

those old notes- yellowed,
in tatters, words smudging
I tape them carefully
to preserve them for you both

it is not quite dawn yet-
what am I doing in the wee hours
going through old letters
taking in the musty scent of your love

you know she sleeps in the next room
I don't wish to wake her up
like the way you were
ever so careful not to disturb her

what I see through my hazy vision
your words lovingly penned for her-
her words reciprocating,
my heart aches for her loss

I am no connoisseur on recipe of love
(but I know) she is still spellbound by you,
you can see that from up there,
but she cannot and that hurts her


When I get glimpses of my mom missing my dad, it hurts me too. She is careful not to show it to me but as her daughter, I understand how much she misses him. I miss him too but it is different for her. As it should be. As it ought to be. I always have wished for a love as strong as theirs. I write it for both of them, even though I know she will not like it that I can read her so well.

May I remind you, yet again, to visit my poetry blog, rooted? Thanks!


bibliophiliac said...

I love this poem. I will definitely visit your poetry blog.

Veens said...

Nice. You do have a lovely talent.

ds said...

Lovely poem, and sweet. Thank you.

Mystica said...

This poem is very beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Gigi Ann said...

The poem is bittersweet, but, lovely.

I did visit your blog rooted, and enjoyed it. I will add it to my blogroll.

Tea said...

Your personal poetry teaser is beautiful. I will have to make a note to visit your poetry blog.


Yvonne said...

Beautiful poem. You have a lovely writing style.

Deepali said...

wow. thats talented!

Here's my teaser:
Teaser Tuesday #7 - Maker's Song 1- Rush of Wings


Jenny Q said...

That is awesome. Brought tears to my eyes even before I read your insights. Well done!

Misha said...

Wow! You are really talented. The poem is beautiful.

My teaser


Lisa (Southern Girl Reads) said...

That was lovely! I will definitely visit your poetry blog! Thanks for sharing such a personal moment from your family.

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

That resonated with me...I will definitely visit the poetry blog.

Here's my teaser:


Unknown said...

This is really good. Thanks for sharing this with us.

CMash said...

One word...beautiful!!

Cackleberry Homestead said...

Beautiful poem, so heartfelt and sad but such a wonderful tribute to their love.

Donna said...

I'm so glad this was your teaser! It's beautiful! I will definitely visit your poetry blog.

Zia said...

Wow. I loved that. Thank you for sharing it.

Missy B. said...

You write beautifully!

Lizzy said...

That was a beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing!

jlshall said...

Lovely teaser. I'll definitely be visiting your poetry blog!

fredamans said...

That was beautiful. I could feel the emotion drawn from your mother. I almost could smell that musky scent as well.
Very beautifully written.

Unknown said...

This is a beautiful poem! You are very talented. Thank you for inviting us to your poetry blog. I'll be stopping by soon.

Thank you for this lovely poem.
~ Amy

Marg said...

A woman of many talents!

My teaser is here

Unknown said...

I like your teaser idea! and great poem

pussreboots said...

Lovely poem. Thank you for stopping by. Mine's from The Lace Reader by Brunonia Barry.

Laya said...

Lovely teaser! ^^ *clicks "follow"*

Thanks for dropping by mine! :)