not a pretty picture. not a good. not a bad. picture. but an argument.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

husband


i should like to call you by another name,
whatever it is that my breathing sounds like,
like hhhhhhhhhhhuuu, or hoooooohhh, or hh...
so that as i breathe,
you would know i always say your name.


9 comments:

  1. He is looking at YOU,responding to you, and your lines could be notes, whispers....

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  2. where on earth did your first comment go, rosaria? i came to respond to your will to steal this and your comment vanished. i was going to say you can not steal what you feel. if you feel it then it is already yours. (((such lucky women)))

    xo
    erin

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  3. Erin,
    without your observations, the world would be dark most days. You have a way of seeing that helps us all follow on the path. (I never, ever, wrote poems until you inspired me.

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    1. rosaria, we show one another the way)))

      xo
      erin

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  4. love these portraits...love. so much love in them. it is tangible.
    totally personal question here: did you get re-married? (coming from a non-married woman who refers to her man as her husband, of course. semantics.)

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    1. krista, i think we need to invent a new languge, don't we, to reflect the true nature of our relationships?

      i reject the re although this is what language seems to give us, but this marriage is entirely a different animal deserving a different word to mark it, but for now i'll hang my head and be defeated by words. yes, i (re)-married

      and it is - oh, no word exists yet to explain this:)

      xo
      erin

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    2. well, congratulations! hooray for love!
      you know, it's funny...i almost didn't write 're' and i was just going to ask if you got married. but then i didn't want to disrespect the first marriage...the one that gave you kids, etc. tricky balance. we definitely need new languages sometimes. (although i'm not sure words are able to fully encompass everything. not when we are so multi-faceted.)

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  5. i find this post so sweet and lovely, you are a great woman, passion must be grow each day and this is so difficoult with live stress of every day, i admire you

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  6. Joy. Tears. Beauty. xxxxooooo

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"Words at the limit of hearing, attributable to no one, received in the conch of the ear like dew by a leaf." (philippe jaccottet) or even a quiet presence is appreciated))