Robert Charles Howard

Rookie - 29 Points (26 DEC 1943 / Wyandotte MI)

Affirmation - Poem by Robert Charles Howard

A stranger ventured
across the universal chasm
setting lips and tongue
to calculated motion.

Ordered sound waves
shook my auric drums
and journeyed to my soul

and from my reservoir
of social response,
my pliant mouth described a curve.

Three puffs of air,
pulsed and filtered
by cords - tongue - lips,
responded to her thoughtful stimulus,

“Thank you, dear.”

December, 2007


Comments about Affirmation by Robert Charles Howard

  • Rookie Chitra - (11/29/2008 11:58:00 PM)

    splendid lines flowing out from the reservoir of warmth
    thank you for sharing Sir (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 40 Points Ashraful Musaddeq (10/4/2008 10:40:00 PM)

    An interesting poem.
    Love it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sarwar Chowdhury (7/31/2008 3:09:00 PM)

    'Thank you dear'......I enjoied it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bianca J. Walker (6/23/2008 1:21:00 PM)

    This one left me a little perplexed. I wasn't sure were you were going with it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (1/27/2008 1:41:00 PM)

    Warmth is a rare gift, one that keeps on giving. Captivating imagery.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Michael Shepherd (12/29/2007 5:12:00 AM)

    I love its stylised warmth! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 22 Points Scarlett Treat (12/26/2007 1:07:00 PM)

    Wonderful image here, of the stranger vaulting the chasm (of not knowing you) , and, setting everything in motion, provoking a response from you. Well orchestrated poem! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (12/24/2007 12:56:00 AM)

    This is quite superb Robert - an thoroughly charming, elegant, cleverly conceived and perfectly executed poem. love, Allie xxxx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tara very irritated with PH injustice (12/15/2007 12:55:00 PM)

    'My reservoir of social response'. I am SO going to steal that line (probably at the next Christmas party) . Superbly carved piece. t x (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, December 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, April 30, 2011


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