#1
I've kissed your temples, your cheeks,
the breaths in your sleep,
your hot cups of tea,
your sad jealousy,
your shipwrecked voice at the end of the pier, screaming
"please don't mind me!
I'll be right here!
the storm's lasting long but

whatever!"


yeah, 'whatever'...
see you next dream x
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Last edited by vintage x metal at Dec 14, 2013,
#3
i thought the turn of the quoted part and thereafter (proceeding the line "…end of the pier, screaming") was out of voice. especially "whatever". you had such control of the pacing and precision preceding this part that it feels, to me, that you sort of gave up at the end. it's like there's all this intimacy and then it becomes blase and lackluster, which i think is the point, but even the writing loses it's precision and luster. maybe you can salvage the emotion (or lack thereof) while preserving the actual writing. if that makes sense.
#5
See for me there's this pulsing rush of emotion that lapses into slight juvenalia. In fact the last two lines sum up my approach at critiquing this - neither the character or writer seem intent on really exploring what came before it. I've probably said before in the past how exciting you can be when you open up and explore more - I think sometimes your brevity means you shy away from further exploration. I mean this is a nice few lines but it's not going to stay with me. But if you had really explored this: "I've kissed your temples, your cheeks,/the breaths in your sleep," it might well have lingered longer.

My two pence. Have a good day
#6
damn, thank you for the wotw


I do think the ending is a bit juvenile; I was hoping for 'flippant', in a way that is in relation (but still in contrast) to the intimacy of the beginning. Perhaps I need to tweak the last bit to make that read better. Let me know if you have any suggestions, or links for your own poems
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#7
yeah well every single line for me resonates so much. except the ending couplet. I can still take this for what it is and enjoy the shit out of it and thank you for sharing. as far as the piece itself goes, since you asked ; sometimes those contrast and changes in tones help highlight what it is that you were really saying. in this case, i'd end it on something else. I like your last image, i just wish you switched the first whatever, and ended up on whatever else it is you have to say. you've got something strong here. make the most of it.

you're fantastic. <3