Thursday, March 5, 2015

Tintinnabulation

("Polynesia, the Sky" by Henri Matisse)


We had bells in our mouths
back then
we did

and every word
was a clang to the ribs

and every conversation
with you
a wedding

Where the brides
wore laughter

and the grooms
were clappers

and every guest 
inside a mile
smiled

Because bells
are contagious

and so were we


8 comments:

Charles Gramlich said...

LOvely

Charles Bane, Jr. said...

Joyous and perfectly crafted.

the walking man said...

I like Charles and Charles like this--but I see too many past tense words in it. It is hard to remain ringing to the joy of others before the ringing becomes a warning of one kind or another.

what i really want to know Sarah is where did you get the word tintinnabulation?

Sarah Hina said...

Charles, thank you. :)

Charles/Ann, I so appreciate your stopping by! This one came pretty easy for a change.

Mark, it comes from Poe! He wrote a poem about bells that's a lot more sinister than mine and coined the word out of thin air.

I suppose I intended mine to be an elegy for youth more than anything. Of not knowing then how long the clangs will reverberate or how much we will regret the muffling of age.

Raj Davis said...

Beautiful with a nice rhythm and nice imagery...I like the part that said "the women wore laughter and the men ere clappers"
It makes me think of weddings where everyone is supportive and happy to participate.

IBU RISKA said...

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Saya sangat bersyukur atas rahmat yg diberikan kepada saya dibulan ini karna alhamdulillah melalui MBAH RAWAIRE saya sekaran sudah bisa sukses atas nomor yg diberikan kepada saya dan saya yg dulunya cuma seorang TKW dari singapur yg gajinya tidak pernah mencukupi kebutuhan keluarga saya dikampun dan alhamdulillah berkat bantuan MBAH RAWAIRE kini saya sudah bisa pulang kampun,saya bersama keluarga dikampun sudah punya usaha sendiri dan saya tidak pernah menyanka kalau saya bisah seperti ini,jika anda ingin seperti saya silahkan hubungi MBAH RAWAIRE di nomor 085-316-106-111...karna alhamdulillah saya menan nomor togel dari MBAH dan kalau uang indonesia 750 juta,,ini bukan rekayasa dari saya dari IBU RISKA.untuk lebih lenkapnya silahkan buka SITUS MBAH RAWAIRE

Aniket Thakkar said...

"Because bells
are contagious

and so were we"

^THAT feeling is what I've been searching for...

P.S. I agree with everything IBU RISKA said. Like totally! :P

Sarah Hina said...

Raj, thank you. I'm sorry I missed your comment before.

Aniket, this is actually a favorite of mine. I did what I set out to do here. 1/10, I can say that, maybe.