Galaxy of Letters

By Carmina Gitana

Once, as we spun our verses,
we spun into one another, and
delighted with our self-generated energy,

we made a galaxy of letters.

Once, the flesh was made word,
and our words made our flesh
tremble for one another's
words.

Once, our nimble fingers
reached across reality and space
and tangled
in a landscape of our own making.

. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

But that landscape is gone now,
gone black,
gone white,
just gone,
and I -

I haven't seen the sun in many days.

My eyes are frozen shut,
my hands are numb, my fingers
motionless and silent,

thoroughly tamed,
and I -

I haven't seen you in many days,

because I don't want
you seeing me
like this.

You wouldn't recognize me, anyway.

But sometimes, when I watch
my breaths come out in
labored puffs,
I imagine
they can still
reach you and stir

our galaxy of letters.

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Copyright 2005 Carmina
Published on Friday, February 18, 2005.     Filed under: "Poetry"
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  • knightmirror On Friday, May 11, 2012, knightmirror (427)By person wrote:

    i was entranced by the title and from then to the end i was just swept away in the beauty of this....i'm surprised i haven't read any of your work before....but be rest assured i will be back due to how this first one i read of yours affected me...simply superb....****-knight

  • Lotophagi On Friday, March 11, 2005, Lotophagi (335)By person wrote:

    lovely write, as others have said the first 3 stanzas are just wonderful, but the rest of the piece add a personal depth which really opens it up.... awesome write. Thank you.

  • purr_verse On Saturday, February 19, 2005, purr_verse (1065)By person wrote:

    Ack! I can't believe there's a 'might not last' note at the end of this excellence! Particularly marvellous opening three stanzas, but this entire write was thoroughly enjoyed and immersed in. Please keep it. :)

  • Carmina Gitana On Saturday, February 19, 2005, Carmina Gitana (152)By person wrote:

    Ah-ha! And another one for the first three stanzas. I am seriously considering at least having an alternate version of this. Quality over quantity and all :)

  • A former member wrote: amazing.... simply amazing, I am once again impressed

  • Anth On Friday, February 18, 2005, Anth (1134)By person wrote:

    i utterly adored this write, some of the verses are perfect, a beautiful work im truly impressed, the first 3 verses my fave

  • Carmina Gitana On Friday, February 18, 2005, Carmina Gitana (152)By person wrote:

    Funny you say that, I am toying w/the idea of cutting the rest of it off and just leaving the first 3 :)

  • Carmina Gitana On Friday, February 18, 2005, Carmina Gitana (152)By person wrote:

    Except making the first verse the last.

  • Anth On Friday, February 18, 2005, Anth (1134)By person wrote:

    id advise against that, while those being my fave, the rest too is beautiful, worry not of length, u should see some of my works lol, i was truly gripped to the very end

  • Forgotten Angel On Friday, February 18, 2005, Forgotten Angel (310)By person wrote:

    i love this poem..and you have a great style..i love your writing..welcome to DP, its great to have ya!-Kel

  • Carmina Gitana On Friday, February 18, 2005, Carmina Gitana (152)By person wrote:

    Thank you :)

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