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>Day 29: “Never Touch This Poem”

>Here was the Day 29 prompt (whew!): “For today’s prompt, I want you to title your poems “Never (blank)” with you filling in the blank with a word or phrase. Then, write a poem based off your title, which could be “Never look both ways when crossing the street” or “Never blush in public” or “Never ever” or “Never write a poem with the word never in the title.” You get the idea, right?” Read more at: April PAD Challenge: Day 29

“Never Touch This Poem”

Hear. If you can from there
Wispy flutters inside the ears
A bug stuck, wings of sheer
Silk dying in a verse-like throb

So, be my rhythm lub-dub love
Heart’s step, stopping clear
Of un-penned words and lines
Don’t ask to see or touch them

See, come see my womanly tree
Wild strophes, fruity poetry
Growing off the dusky bark
Sniff the resin, let the thorns be

Don’t give it a name, rather sing
To it. Bring it no prizes, ribbons
Blue. The meters easily change hue
So wait. Outside the gate and see

Touch. Only when it has asked
Away from the learned newsprint
Suave tomes and video screens
Even if it seems a blotch of ink.

Image from the Internet: “Three Worlds” by M C Escher


4 comments on “>Day 29: “Never Touch This Poem”

  1. tikulicious
    April 30, 2009

    >:) you touched my heart with this one Nabs .. I had no time to write mine.. sorry I am commenting so late

  2. fleuve-souterrain
    April 30, 2009

    >Thx! I like writing ABOUT poetry… and Escher’s work with it. hmm, special for me!

  3. Runechris
    May 1, 2009

    >Like this alot… you are so talented… gosh. Everything you write is so polished and beautiful. I like the resin.. interesting how one word or element can remind you of something..Thanks Nabina…

  4. Anonymous
    March 1, 2010

    >Hello. And Bye.

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This entry was posted on April 30, 2009 by in April PAD, Nabina Das, Never Touch This Poem, Poetic Asides, poetry.
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