kibrom habtu

Rookie - 1 Points (ethiopia)

An Inch Poem by kibrom habtu

On a fading sight of beauty
An inch away from tenderness
An inch a way from deadness
Or inch away to sleep against thy bosom
Mad about the false world
And the long wet grasses longing for the sun
An inch

Of the fading beauty, there is hope
But Inch away from it
The unknown deep calm eyes
The slow silent breath
And the glory years of this summer remind me of death
Departing me from thy bleeding heart
But again inch away from it
Inch away from the forbidden kiss
Inch away from blind dreams
And Inch away from the whispering death
An inch

Across the pavement in the night
On the edge of griefless beauty sight
I remember the vile blur words
So weak, so little
But the inch of stillness so brittle
I remember the holding of hands
So soft, so tight
But the inch of frightening kiss of bit
But inch away from it
An inch

Submitted: Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Edited: Monday, September 5, 2011

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  • Rookie - 379 Points Lenny Camacho (9/25/2014 10:04:00 PM)

    words as long as an inch can travel miles and touch someone's heart beyond the soil one steps on... beautiful gift you've made us... thanks (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,531 Points Francis Lynch (9/25/2014 9:36:00 PM)

    How far?
    Good write.
    Could use a bit of minimalism. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 4,612 Points Terry Craddock (9/25/2014 5:46:00 PM)

    The moral must be 'a frustrating inch away from that which we desire may as well be a mile' and for those of us who often suffer from insomnia an inch away from sleep is deeply distressing. An inch away from love, seems like a knife etch for any afraid to take the final leap or afraid of saying or doing the wrong thing. Loved the deeply moving images of 'An Inch' too far to obtain. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,785 Points Bernard Snyder (9/25/2014 2:48:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. Well-deserved vote for 'Poem of the day! ''but the inch of stillness so brittle'...Awesome! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,092 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (9/25/2014 10:45:00 AM)

    An inch away is a good imagination and poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,499 Points Kay Staley (9/25/2014 10:06:00 AM)

    An inch away from being a real poem because of the lack of rhyme scheme. Nice ideas..nice stream of consciousness style. Good vocabulary. Needs a few more little bits of clarity within the inches of perplexity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashikant Nishant Sharma '? ? ? ? ? ' (9/25/2013 9:16:00 PM)

    Very delicately woven thread of emotions in a beautiful expression of words. Really Liked it. Good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 866 Points Liliana ~el (9/25/2013 7:39:00 PM)

    The little bit that is so significant! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (9/25/2013 4:18:00 AM)

    Beautiful thoughts, well-penned! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 148 Points Jayne Davies (9/25/2013 1:43:00 AM)

    Great poem! Well done to you! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sumitra Das (9/26/2012 5:09:00 AM)

    An inch is very important. Verygood poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Bolah Lawal (9/25/2012 5:14:00 PM)

    Nicely written, calm, yet emphatic. I like alot. Well done. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ruby Tonacao Campos (3/5/2012 7:50:00 AM)

    I like this piece. It sounds so romantic. You have an imaginative and creative mind.
    Keep it up! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Cosmic Dreamer (4/27/2011 3:24:00 PM)

    Emotions are what guide us through lifes journey... The ability to capture them for all eternity in the form of the written word is truly an art... Congratulations... I love your poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Elizabeth Mpanga (4/26/2011 2:22:00 AM)

    reminds me of a broken heart that longs for that lost love but is gripped with so much fear, they can only dream and wish.

    this is so heart felt.

    keep writting sweetheart. this is so full of passionate reasonace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sheldon Saluta (3/16/2011 12:10:00 AM)

    the inch is symbolic!
    the sound of the poem is fascinating!
    i like it!
    good jod. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Fadwa Gmiden (2/23/2011 10:29:00 AM)

    fascinating wonderful amazing i just love it lot of emotions; i love your ideas (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Jenny Gordon (1/22/2011 1:28:00 PM)

    Very fascinating. I love how you've captured the barest escape with the repeated reminder of a mere inch and inching away. Delightful. Intriguing as well....seemingly referring to forbidden pleasures. I enjoyed how you depicted it all so cleverly with just an 'inch'....Excellent! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Pacific Hernandez (1/11/2011 12:48:00 PM)

    I like this poem. Nicely written. Good choice of words. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Redd Juceekittee (1/10/2011 10:54:00 AM)

    Kind of glum for my taste (Report) Reply

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