Siren Whispers

Siren Song


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Un coeur un hiver

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We leave our hearts in the snow,
no last goodbyes left
to melt the ice clinging to the edges.
I wonder if is it possible to lose it all —
heart, mind, soul,
in a single breath —
the one you took with that kiss 

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2020

Photograph: my own

 


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Eodem

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We breathe in waves,
inhale
exhale;
the ebb and flow
of all we say,
fluid as water.
But what lies hidden
in unspoken thoughts —

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2020

Photograph: my own


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An overthinking heart

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The mind overthinks
and the heart stutters
in that moment
between pause and panic.
How we yearn
and bargain
for distant dreams …


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2019

Photo by Daniel Monteiro on Unsplash


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Promise me this

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Promise me this…
that no matter what 
wild whisper 
swirls around us:

distracting
upsetting
confusing

we remember
the vow we made;

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2019

Photo by Brooke Cagle on Unsplash


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Inscrutable

Have you ever lost yourself in velvet dreams?

Those that blanket the small
hours of the night, cocooned
in everything the mind shutters
while awake.
Dreams
inscrutable in the light of day,
message unread,
a fragment of memory
we ache
to retain.


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2019

Photo by Annie Spratt on Unsplash


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Silent waves

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Blue seas have their own language.

The undulation of dark through light

whispers and roars,

the world becomes strange

day to night. We search the silence

for words unsaid, feelings unfelt,

everything we’ve ever known …

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2019 (words and photograph)

 


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As he plays

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His fingers slip over the keys,

alternating soft and hard,

echoing his thoughts …

 


Published on Medium: P.S. I Love You for Poetry Sunday

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©Christine Kelly 2019

Photo by Darius Soodmand on Unsplash