Monday, July 22, 2013

Twenty-Six

Twenty-Six

26 characters are all I have
to express the emptiness and joy,
the throbbing and the ecstasy.

26 characters bracketed, dashed,
lined, paragraphed, grouped
and end-stopped periodically.

26 characters tussled and tossed
like chicken bones thrown
by a Shaman seeking truth.

26 characters carefully queued
and collated with a chary caution;
lined horizontally and stacked vertically.

26 characters afloat in my soup;
they jump from the spoon
and refuse to be digested.

26 characters are all I have
to express my love and endurance;
my desire for but a glimpse of you.

SMG

19 comments:

Eden Baylee said...

I cried reading this.

It touches on so many levels.
eden

lovemorestudio said...

Really enjoyed this fun piece! cheers, Jason

ayala said...

A cool piece!

Brian Miller said...

its all in what you do with that limited number of characters....some days it is enough, some days we want for more...and struggle on to capture...pretty cool piece man....

Timoteo said...

Amazing what can be done, and what has already been done through the ages, with just 26 characters.

Mary said...

You have written the importance of something we so often take for granted -- 26 characters. The last stanza is sad....but so gut-level real!

skyraft said...

Awesome write. Really well put together.

skyraft said...

Awesome write. Really well put together.

annotating60 said...

Very nicely done.>KB

Mama Zen said...

This is so well done! I adore the chicken bone stanza.

Lolamouse said...

I love the lines " 26 characters tussled and tossed
like chicken bones thrown
by a Shaman seeking truth." Sometimes when I write, I feel like I'm just tossing characters around the page!

Grace said...

A lot things to be done & painted with those 26 characters ~

That last line though is specially sweet ~

Audrey Howitt aka Divalounger said...

Very sweet write!

flaubert said...

Yes, that is all it takes, just 26 of them. Enjoyable read.

Pamela

emmett wheatfall said...

Outstanding, SMG! Clever and imaginative too. A really cool write working with the number 26. Honestly, love it.

Stan Ski said...

I only need to use 15 of them to tell you how good this is...

Claudia said...

...and the amazing thing is that 26 characters are all we need... i also think the same when it comes to music...12 tones...that's it...and millions and millions of different, gripping, wonderful melodies..

Kate Mia said...

Hi! I sometimes refer to myself as 26
tF
or 6 and 20
F t

Steve E said...

26 characters, yes...but you have grasped the secret how to arrange them.

Joining those characters, as much as possible, sight, spoken words, (inflections, stresses)
tell more of the story sometimes.
Thanks for your visit.