Because we do not preserve memories from decay
By immersing them in vessels filled with formalin,
I tried to remember you today- your smell, your kiss
The beats and lyrics of the songs you said your heart
Sang for me, but I can’t remember any.
Is there a word for the way poets feel when
They realize that their fondest memories are husks-
A pile of grain chaffs- which the winds can blow away
After poems have been winnowed from them?
Can anyone tell us why some love stories are so short
That the reader has barely chewed the first mouthful
Before he looks down and finds an empty plate
With a glass of tears beside it, to wash it down
On nights like these, when insomnia burgle my thoughts
And questions crawl under my duvet to gangbang me,
I whisper your name into the hollow you left in my heart,
And only an echo of silence bounces back- no pain, no hurt
3 hours ago
Every month, we encourage writers to set reading targets. Draw up personal reading schedules and add more books to their "must-read" list. You know why?
Because a book is a friend. And we writers have so few friends because we are laid back and our energy levels don't just match with the ever-bustling world.
So, tell us, what books are you reading this December? If you need suggestions, send a DM. We will be glad to suggest some books to you 🙂🙂
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"...but sometimes, the sky breaks into dawn with the proclamation of
thunderclaps & gloomy downpours, instead of the gaiety of sunshine,
as if to say that it, too, is still learning the art of joyfulness."
- By @boloere_sod
#poems #poetry #poets #eboquills #thursdaymorning
Every line of these poems is embroidered with mesmerizing metaphors. The poet @AyooluwaOlasupo shares what we would like to call a personal documentary of her journey to healing. In all, her poetry is full of hope and promise. https://eboquills.com/2020/11/19/two-poems-by-nigerian-poet-ayooluwa-olasupo/
Mustapha Enesi's (@Enesi_Is_Fine) story, TRISHA is a sizzling short story. It makes a worthy read for the adventurous. So, if you love adventures, don't sleep on this one!
#stories #shortstories #storytime #eboquills #storyteller