Jump to content
Poetry Magnum Opus

Glances


douglas
 Share

Recommended Posts

Glances

I am easily distracted
By my automatic surveyor-thing
That lock-on mechanism inside me
It detects smooth red lips
And artistic finger tips
Handsome jaws
Thighs in tight jeans
Those kinds of things
Statuesque shoulders
Ruffled strands of hair
The faint scent of sensuality
Wisping through the air
Stubble
Casual looks
Round gold glasses
Poetry books
Smiles directed at me
Deep set eyes spying lustfully
Brief love affairs
In the streets
On the trains
Electric glances
Whilst running through
The city's rains.

To receive love, you have to give it...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Much is contained in a glance! ;)

 

In the streets
On the trains
Electric glances

 

That part is so easily translatable: gay, straight, bi.....just human. The poem reminds me of the James Blunt song "You're Beautiful". Wistful, haunting, both pieces.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

I once had a criticism of my use of the word 'thing' in a poem - ever since I've looked for solid examples of using that word well: And you do! So for that a thanks. As to the rest I agree wholeheartedly: A lustful, romantic beautiful piece about human nature. Very much enjoyed (and although you never used the descriptor 'Spring,' that is the season I place this poem in, for me anyhow, the almost uncontrollable desire to look and to imagine;-)

 

Juris

thegateless.org Come on over and check out my poetry substack y'all;-) Or if your bored, head to the Zazzle store: https://www.zazzle.com/store/gateless. If you buy anything I lose a bet, so consider that before you violate the digital rules.

 

Gate(less.png

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Thank you all so much for your feedback.

 

Juris - it was actually Winter in London running around the streets and the tube stations - but you are more than welcome to associate and interpret it within your own imagination of course - that is what poetry is all about, after all! :biggrin:

To receive love, you have to give it...

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Guidelines.