Levity

In joy of levity,
I gravitate —
forever falling
into your orbit

strung along —
a puppet to your pull:
I’m rainbowed numb.

I’m just the moon
reflecting shimmered
sheen of laughter
(yours).

Tressed with stars
your hair cascades —
in tickled treat
of yours.

Planet Mercury Passing in Front of the sun by Giacomo Balla

Planet Mercury Passing in Front of the sun by Giacomo Balla


Today Victoria hosts the Quadrille at dVerse. A poem in exactly 44 words using the chosen word of shimmer.
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April 4, 2016

29 responses to “Levity

  1. This is beautiful; I love it. I’m especially fond of the last two stanzas. It’s so nice to have you back, Bjorn. I hope you enjoyed your extra set(s) of snow days.

  2. This is lovely, Bjorn. I really like the lines: ‘I’m rainbowed numb’ and: ‘I’m just the moon/reflecting shimmered/sheen of laughter’. One small thing, the past tense of ‘string along’ is ‘strung along’. (Sorry, I’m a retired English teacher.)😊

  3. I too love: I’m rainbowed numb.
    and moon
    reflecting shimmered
    sheen of laughter ~

    Love the tug and pull of your verses ~ Good to have you back ~

  4. rainbowed numb….wow. Tressed with stars – a lovely line indeed. Like the moon, this poem pulls us through it. Waxing, waning….I;m just the moon….oh my. The moon is my major seducer. I am a major sucker for the moon.

  5. “rainbowed numb”
    “I’m just the moon
    reflecting shimmered
    sheen of laughter”
    Sooooo many lines I’m am drawn into here! Wonderful!

  6. “I’m rainbowed numb” – I love the way you describe being attracted and in love. 🙂 That short phrase is fraught with meaning.

  7. I’m amazed at how you find those subtle nuances in your work as you did here. These are artful and delicious and difficult for those of us who speak only English but to do this with a second language is astounding. You are so good!

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