Lyrics, poetry and art all meshed together

Thursday, July 19, 2007





SILENT DISCUSSION
I suspect you will weep
Maybe you are meant to battle
With your senses
Even with achy joints
You find a way to speak to me
Through your pores
The scent of earth and basil
Sends me running to you
Mind tags along
Clings to your shirt
Begging for one last dance

The love letter you never received
is tucked between my breasts
Specially packaged with my heart
Throat is tied with your memories
Lingers with sadness
Everything is as you left it
Ruffled sheets
Squeezed toothpaste
Wet towel
Wet eyes
Dry lips
Can I bring back the dawn with your kisses?
You were easy to paint
Fingers on honey brown skin
The texture as if you never left


Painting by Cathy Delaleu
“In A Sentimental Mood”


ANNUAL HARLEM ART AND BOOK FAIR - SATURDAY

I'll be at the Harlem Book Fair this Saturday, 7/21/07, selling my books and paintings, the fair is free to the public. If you're not able to attend, feel free to browse at my other blog "Paint Out Loud", all prices include shipping and handling.

The Harlem Art and Book Fair is being held on 135th Street between 5th and 7th Avenues from 11am-6pm. I'm sharing a booth with my sister who will be selling greeting cards, magnets and dolls.

Stop by to say hello...it would be nice to finally meet some of my blogger friends.

13 comments:

Dancewithme2 said...

CONGRATS SIS!!! Good Luck. WIsh I could be there.

Rethabile said...

"The love letter you never received
is tucked between my breasts."

This and other lines are Cathy-esque. I wish I could attend, but I'm headed home this summer: Lesotho. I'll take a rain check, though.

Kai C. said...

beautiful

fallen angel said...

"The love letter you never received
is tucked between my breasts
Specially packaged with my heart
Throat is tied with your memories
Lingers with sadness
Everything is as you left it..."


OH.

MY.

GOODNESS!!!!!!

too damn hot for words!!!!

Writer on Board said...

Sweet! When my book comes out, Cathy, we'll do a trade. I'll sign yours if you sign mine.

Blu Jewel said...

this poem "spoke" to me as my mind back peddled to a time i too felt this way.

the painting somehow reminds me of a man in drag. *no diss*. it's still colorful and beautiful like your others.

i hope the fair went well and you were blessed with sales and recognition.

Copasetic Soul said...

the poem is beautiful....i like the lines Angel liked.

wish i could have made the Harlem Book fair...just to meet you.

IJEOMA said...

really nice..

Fabrizio said...

Oh, so cool! I wish I could be at the fair too!!!

Fab

cosmic clown said...

Hey Lyrically urs....how r u...lovely pooem.....was a bit busy....hope to catch up with ur fair.....:0)

Lyrically speaking said...

Dancewithme: thank you

Rethabile:Lesotho? Would love to visit that region, sounds so beautiful

Kai: Thank you

Fallen Angel: I'm so happy you're back, it's a thrill

Writer On Board: Book trade is a great idea, check out my comment to your blog

Blu Jewel: thank you :) so sweet of you to stop by, not at all offended by the comment of drag queen, you had me cracking up. I sold the painting Saturday at the book fair :) so I guess they'll enjoy it

Copasetic: I miss reading your work, i'm happy to see you here

Fabrizio: It was a beautiful, sunny day at the fair

Cosmic: i'm ok, feeling better and better each day

writerwoman said...

Hi!

Send me an email if you want to exchange links with Poets Who Blog.

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writerwoman said...

Intense and beautiful
poem.