Archive for ‘Karin’

December 1, 2015

Circadian ~ Acrostic XII

by Karin

Poetry challenge: Acrostic poem

 
 

Maidenhair Fern

orning sunlight is the visual canvas

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September 13, 2015

Visage

by Karin

That face…

Oh! That beautiful face…

I am dry of mouth, fevered of skin, wet with desire

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August 11, 2015

The Perfect Man ~ Musette poem

by Karin

Poetry challenge: Mussette poem

What’s this?
Lovely surprise
A gift

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June 8, 2015

Sparks

by Karin

Filaments of fire ziplining through a mind unsettled and a body restless
Melancholy, bittersweet, this flame between us caught and cradled

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June 4, 2015

Replenish ~ Acrostic VI

by Karin

Restore in me what I’m craving

Echoes and dreams don’t satisfy

Paths diverging and converging

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June 2, 2015

Let Me Be

by Karin

In the morning’s light I come to you
Sitting by your side and reaching

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May 31, 2015

Enigma ~ Acrostic VI

by Karin

Ever am I enticed by your advance and retreat

New again, this old dance of ours so sweet

Intrigued that your heart is now to me returned

Guarding my own against that for which I’ve yearned

Me, entranced and on my knees

And you, the riddle inside a mystery

~ kei
31 May 2015
©Karin Bole Tupper – The Eclectic Poet

Definition of Acrostic form sourced from: Shadow Poetry:
“Acrostic Poetry is where the first letter of each line spells a word, usually using the same words as in the title.”

May 29, 2015

Absent

by Karin

It’s the mornings when I miss you most…

Where on tousled sheets your scent lingers

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May 22, 2015

Contused And Conflicted

by Karin

I’m black and blue all over
Feels like four rounds with Ali
But the bruises are invisible
Because my opponent is me

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May 17, 2015

Flower Child Haiku VIII

by Karin

 A scent too fleeting
Sweet memories of springs past
Captured in fragrance

~ kei, The Eclectic Poet
17 May 2015

Lilacs III

Every spring captured and ever to be savoured… ©Karin Bole Tupper

 

May 14, 2015

Embody All

by Karin

One with the elements
That is the goal
Body, mind
Spirit and soul

Burning, I whisper and cry out your name
Enticed by the false St. Elmo’s flame

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May 6, 2015

From The Diary Of A Lady ~ Two

by Karin

(and I swear I won’t do this again – I don’t want to risk a moratorium for blatant retina-rodgering 🙂 )

~ Excerpt 5 May xxxx

This is the private journal of Lady Karin Elizabeth Tupper Bole-ington the Third by Proxy.

At last Dear Diary, I have recovered from the festivities. 

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May 2, 2015

From The Diary Of A Lady

by Karin

~ Exerpt 2 May xxxx

This is the private journal of Lady Karin Elizabeth Tupper Bole-ington the Third by Proxy.

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April 30, 2015

Untitled III

by Karin

black words, white paper
black shadow, white snow

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April 26, 2015

The Walls

by Karin

The lover in me
Has faded
The lover in me
Is nowhere to be found
She is bound

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April 23, 2015

Reflections

by Karin

i can always fix the things

you carelessly drop

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April 10, 2015

Big Pond

by Karin

One fish, two fish
Me fish, you fish

Plenty of fishes
Wishbone wishes

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April 4, 2015

That Season

by Karin

He touched in her that place of innocence, the core of her being that was forever hopeful, a source of immutable joy.

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February 21, 2015

Burn Baby Burn

by Karin

How many degrees to burn you out of the heart of me?

Seven Hundred sixty degrees? Nine hundred eighty?

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February 8, 2015

The Preface

by Karin

I paused for a moment, watching the haze of condensation on the outside of my wine glass.

“Yes. It’s true that I made some bad decisions and telling myself that they were made with best of intentions… well, we can talk about that crap later. Bottom line is, I never pretended to be someone’s friend and then moved in on their husband the second that the wife was out of the picture.”

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February 4, 2015

Nameless

by Karin

I took down the photographs of you that stood on the Moroccan inlay accent table at my elbow. I replaced them with jewel-tone vases and miniature orchids, a tiny version of the ones in your greenhouse. Your scarf is gone too. I want to remember winters that are more like the ones you know, the ones that I always teased you about. More like Muncie and less like Muncey. I gave it to a homeless man who had long hair and a beard and looked not in the least like you but made my heart leap nonetheless.

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January 29, 2015

The End?

by Karin

It’s as hard for me to be alive as it is for you to be dead

This pendant contains your picture on one side, a lock of hair on the other

Desperately do I cling to the you that I knew

A disbelieving heart that will not accept

Sentences can be commuted, can they not?

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January 26, 2015

Tasting Tears

by Karin

She cries in the rain and stares until she’s blinded at fiery sunsets

She drinks from the ocean

And then writes his name in the sand

She crashes into the pain this brings like the waves on the shore

She’s been scuttling about, trying to gather the pieces of her life

Strewn upon the floor, just like the mirror she shattered because he always said she was beautiful and she couldn’t find beautiful in the mirror

Her hands are cut and bleeding; pulling back the fragments, desperately trying to make them stick

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January 13, 2015

In Spirit

by Karin

Ghost Writer scribbles

Our stories live on

Conjured by a medium’s keystroke

We are spilled ink apparitions

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December 21, 2014

Seasons Haikus VI

by Karin

Does my heart yet stir
The Green Man is drawing near
Kiss me back to life

Winter Solstice SlumberKarin ~ The Eclectic Poet on WordPress

~ kei

21 December 2014

November 20, 2014

Will You Never Come Again

by Karin

We were once upon a backseat
I try to write us and I can’t
The words scorch the screen
And how I envy that girl in your arms
The green-eyed one who stole your virginity
And tied her red ribbon round your neck
To mark you, make you hers
She walks our old haunts and wonders
How it has come to be that such fire
That once consumed the world and us with it

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October 21, 2014

Whispers II

by Karin

Can you hear me?

Say my name just one more time
Say it in your Bourbon and Marlboro accent
You loved when I first described it that way
I just loved how I could feel your voice
Words like sweetgrass inhaled and tickling my senses

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October 8, 2014

Colours ~ Ruby

by Karin

Ruby…

Leaves dancing when we walk by
Scarf thrown casually over your shoulder
Roses blooming upon my cheeks
As your touch and kisses grow bolder
Streaks against the October evening sky
Lips pressed to the palm of your hand
His will I cannot, will not deny

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