Tuesday, November 09, 2010

electronically yours

tiny electrons,
arrayed into words- 
jump into my page

I play around with them
the fire reaches out
melting me immediately

a seed, fruition
at its fringe-
is a gesture no more

inside walls of my skull
tackle a patchy tattoo
myriads of treasure

"tiny electrons enthrall me, always" 

28 comments:

barbara said...

oh, chuckle.

Tilly Bud said...

Nice!

Ana said...

i love the title :)

(off topic: you are tagged)

Ramesh Sood said...

Good one!

Tony Noland said...

I love the image of how words are composed.

jaerose said...

This gave me a lovely image of you typing up your wonderful poetry..it is amazing where the words come from sometimes..Jae

Deborah said...

"tiny electrons enthrall me, always" ... you showed this well, well written.

Eye-shuh said...

AH, I love it.

Nimue said...

this was lovely !! totally :)

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Just realized you teach maths (am slow at noticing anything except poetry most times) , have you seen the show Numb3Rs ? I am watching it these days and i adore it !!
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ThomG said...

something of a future nostalgic, I think.

pia said...

funny word play

Arian said...

i'd sing the body electric!

faith said...

I could picture this. Nice.

emily wierenga said...

wow, your work is so indepth, friend. i'm impressed. as always. bless you, e.

nimaruichi said...

Words are powerful indeed, just as they are in this poem :)

Sumit Sarkar said...

Nice... :)

hedgewitch said...

Very true. they jump around like little devils sometimes, don't they? Enjoyed it.

flaubert said...

Nicely done Gautami.
Pamela

Marianv said...

Very cleverly done!

Elizabeth said...

"inside walls of my skull
tackle a patchy tattoo"

I am always amazed at what you do with words. Am only now reading the first in this trilogy. I think I like your 'version' better,

Elizabeth

vivinfrance said...

Oh, the magic in that first stanza! Bravo.

pushpee said...

lovely!!!

sharplittlepencil said...

I noticed you mentioned that math and poetry make good partners. It's also true of music and math - but I didn't know it until after high school!

Have to say, I love your writing, Gautami. Not a comment on this particular poem, just a general overflowing of admiration.

Amy Barlow Liberatore

Mary said...

Excellent! So often you come up with a wonderful ending. This is no exception. I love "tiny electrons enthrall me, always."

http://inthecornerofmyeye.blogspot.com/2010/11/confession.html

nan said...

ideas and writing as energy down to the very frequency and source. Very cool poem!

Deb said...

And they me, too. :-)

Cynthia Short said...

what a perfect description of the imagination, and where poetry comes from!

Bloggin'withAmanda said...

I feel like I jumped into my computer while reading this thanks for the great trip!