One Single Impression: Single

Count on it:

A single touch
From you
And I become the water,
Dusky, musky, and elusive,
In the predawn purple of dreams

As a muskrat,

Determined and alone,
Singular and silent,

Draws a line
From one end of the pond
To the other,

Sending shivers through the water
That echo like kisses on the
Soft and eager earth
On the edge.

Where does he go? Why?
These questions have
Nothing to do with me.

On the edge,
I am the eager earth.
I am the water.

Count on it:

A single touch
Is enough.
I shiver.

Comments

  1. Love your words and the pictures they create in the mind, the feelings they stir, the mystery they offer.

    Have a lovely weekend, Sandy!

    Sylvia

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  2. It's very sensual and stirs up a beautiful emotion of love.

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  3. Becoming water from a single touch. Such subtly imagergy. But what about that muskrat, certainly there is a connection in the elusiveness of dreams?

    I appreciate your comments on "Caribbean Night". I draw inspiration from you, your passion and talent for writing, and those other artists on OSI.

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  4. Sensual and spiritual. Lovely.

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  5. Left me tingling....what a talent you have!

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  6. lovely and so expressive

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  7. Lovely. I can feel the tingle.

    A Boy and His Toy

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  8. Excellent Sandy. I can feel this one somewhere between a sigh and moan. It leaves a faint sting behind my eyes.

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  9. You seem to be writing from the depths of your being. Your words are beautiful.

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  10. I shivered reading this. Such a picture. A dream. Sweet and silky, still rolling it around on my tongue, letting it melt slowly.

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  11. Anonymous11:42 PM

    youqare an eager beaver also lets fast ome day a month to get in the mood 4 love lloyd

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  12. You shiver us, Sandy!

    Beautifully done--

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  13. Thrilling images in this very fine poem, Sandy.

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  14. Wonderful, Sandy! I am glad you had him touch again.
    I also know his game, he is playing hard to get.
    That works a lot of times!
    ..

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  15. this was so fun to read...
    i am trying to get into swing of things by reading all the awsome work of my fav bloggers..

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  16. There's a lot of passion in this. Excellent.

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  17. Love how the idea of a single touch threads and re-threads the poem! Beautiful!

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  18. 'On the edge,
    I am the eager earth.
    I am the water.

    Count on it:

    A single touch
    Is enough.

    I shiver.'

    I think my heart might stay on fire all day!!!
    Thank you:)

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  19. Incredibly beautiful and deep...the words and imagery were powerful, and had such a yearning. Wonderful!

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  20. natural attraction...this is amazing Sandy...I love it !

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  21. "These questions have/Nothing to do with me....A single touch/Is enough." Sensual wisdom, Sandy. The best kind.

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  22. What a start..liked the sensuality of it..

    waking in to dreams

    Also don't forget to post your creative works at Monday Poetry Train Revisitedon Monday mornings!

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  23. Oh just beautiful. Coincidently, I have a muskrat mention in my post today.

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  24. What a picture your poem painted in my mind!

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  25. Thanks for commenting on my blog and agree about no need for being pedantic when trying to make art.

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  26. to be open
    to a single touch,
    wonderful poem~

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  27. this made me shiver. so earthy and true. beautiful. xx, JP/deb

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  28. the feelings they stir, the mystery they offer.
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  29. WOW! I shiver...

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  30. On the edge,
    I am the eager earth.
    I am the water.

    Sensational writing.

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  31. I love the imagery in this piece. I adore this line: "In the predawn purple of dreams." This is a beautiful poem.

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  32. A single touch is enough - a wonderfully soft and tender image. The poem is tender and vivid.

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  33. I love the repetition of "musk", "shiver" and "count on it". This piece has such faith and love and loyalty in it.
    I love the image of the muskrat trailing through the water. It's a beautiful poem, Sandy.

    Kat

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  34. Oh- that was good! I love the images you wrote about! Have a good rest of the week Sandy!

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  35. hmmm...i like this one...:)

    "a single touch makes me shiver", that is, if it comes from a love one!

    awesome rendition Sandy!

    now am back after a couple of week's holiday...:)

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  36. Love your words and the pictures they create in the mind, the feelings they stir, the mystery they offer.

    Work From Home

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  37. The tenderness of your poem soothes the heart...
    loved reading it

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  38. Cascondaville10:06 AM

    I loved the line about the muskrat drawing a line through the water. How many times I've seen that, and never looked at it like that until I read your poem. Nice way to tie it all together with the word 'single'.

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  39. great imagery

    beautifully written ..

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  40. i am late here. my apologies..

    i like the imagery Sandy.. its so wonderful.. that first verse... brilliant! :)

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