What I feel about you
By words cannot be caught,
Because I was closer to you
Than the word is to the thought,
Than the hand is to the glove,
Than muscle is to skin.
One blood, one love …
For ever flowing out
And flowing in.
Filed under Death, Philosophy of life, Poems
Tagged as Sean O'Brien
Your plain language conveys a part of what words cannot catch. But you are not speaking to a reader, you are speaking to yourself.
Thank you for trusting your readers with this poem.
Thank you, Cymbeline. I was watching The Kite Runner on TV last night – an emotional film, and a very good one, I thought – and composing this in my head at the same time.
I think that you have misunderstood what I meant.
Sorry if I have. The bit about the film wasn’t relevant to your comment; I was just babbling on.
I see now.
Your poem is unadorned and true, and it makes me cry.
Good evening , Brendan .. the brevity of your beautiful poem speaks powerfully …. it is pain condensed.
I feel privileged that you shared these thoughts.
Hello Marya … many thanks for the kind words. I hope you’re well.
Hello Brendan … Yes, thank you, I am well. I hope that you, Pauline and Susanna are well too.
I’ve been a Cornish tour guide for my relatives who arrived from Oz recently 🙂
Of course! You did mention that.
We’re doing pretty well, thanks, Marya.
That’s good to hear,Brendan, .. you are all in my thoughts and prayers.
Beautiful, Brendan. Have it carved in stone somewhere people can read it and know how much Sean was loved.
Hello Jan … thanks very much for the kind words. I was quite pleased with this effort – short and to the point, I think. There is always the difficulty of trying to say things that can’t really be said.
I hope you’re keeping well.
Thank you, I’m fine. 🙂 You touched these people here with your words. Can’t do better than that.
Thanks, Jan. 🙂
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