Thursday, April 4, 2013

Workshop By Full Moon

your workshop is so quiet--
I smell the shavings
and the varnish.

there is your sander--
how can such a thing make things smooth?
this missing you is awful--
I feel as chafed and inconsolable as the moon.

here are your darlings you scrape and cut--
I envy them so much;
the perfectly planed cabinet door
closing at a touch.
_______

15 comments:

hedgewitch said...

The mysteries of inanimate objects have never seemed so sensual. And perhaps we all would like to be the Other's dearest project. I am hoping the clouds will comfort the irritated moon.

Cloudia said...

How lovely and rich!


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Helen said...

Blue moon you saw me standing alone, without a love of my own .....

TALON said...

The tangible remainders of someone we love, now missing...is truly heart-wrenching.

Jinksy said...

Incredible depth underlying your words...

Sioux said...

Shay---So simple, so lovely.

Kerry O'Connor said...

I always marvel at the sight of an artisan using his/her hands to create something out of nothing - theirs is a loving touch and concentrated effort which bodes well for loving.

Daryl said...

I feel as chafed and inconsolable as the moon ... i really do

Marian said...

awwwww. just to touch the arm of that chair, the spindles on that table.

TexWisGirl said...

this was lovely - conveyed a lot in a few lines.

Shawna said...

What a beautiful, tender break-up poem. The door closing at the end is so soft. This isn't a bad or angry break-up; it's just a delicate, necessary sorrow.

It could be that he died, but now I'm even wondering if he's just missing ... perhaps in the military, stationed overseas.

Or perhaps he's just in the living room. There can be a great emptiness felt in marriage. Even though you share space, you might rarely interact. The longing you feel for him to touch you like he touches his woodwork drips from the poem.

Of course, he could always be a werewolf. ;)

Sherry Blue Sky said...

The brevity here emphasizes the intensity of the mood. I especially love the "door closing at a touch".

Mama Zen said...

This is so pretty in that wonderful way of seeing pretty where you usually don't. Um . . . don't worry, I can translate that later.

g-man said...

Lunatic.....

Poet Laundry said...

This is so lovely in a heartache kind of way.