Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Four hours


When I fell backwards
in the vestibule of speech,
loud and starched like
an unuttered joke,

the air grew dim.

And as each breath
anesthetized
the night,

I tasted mouthfuls of
torpor.

I knew

a moment of scuffed
quiescence
would suffice

to drench my throat
with radiance;

to hurl me into the midst
of a chromatic whirl.

When I tapped into the
synthesis of resonance and heat,
I took your hand --
we rode the wave.

And the clock had just struck nine.


Copyright ©2009 Anna Piutti

Published in Muse Café Quarterly - July 15, 2009

12 comments:

Charles said...

Bravely stepping off the edge I entered the kaleidoscope of your words, though I need not have feared for they were a soft and happy landing. Thank you.

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you, Charles!

P.D. Gourlais said...

I am lost again and again by the intensity of your words. Your choices are careful. When I read you, your world collides with mine upon impact.

I care so much about you. I love your poetry. You are brilliant, inspiring and you always take my breath away.

Sempre,
Angela

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you, P.D., for your beautiful words.

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

Hello Ann, first of all I'd like to commend you on such beautiful poetry, and thank you for sharing it with us via this blog.

Secondly I'd like to extend and invitation to you. I was perusing this site looking for new writers who might be interested in sharing some of their work in my upcoming ezine Muse Cafe Quarterly.

If you are interested in perhaps allowing me to use some of your work please email me at stacylynnmar@yahoo.com and we can discuss the matter further.

And again, thank you!

Charles said...

Congratulations Anna on the publication in Muse Cafe Quarterly!

Anna Piutti said...

Thank you, Charles! I hope all is well with you.

xan man said...

Soft words from Italy make this realm a happy one. Good work Piutti & thank you all the same. :)

The Kid In The Front Row said...

anyone who can get a horrible word like vestibule in there is doing pretty well.

Anna Piutti said...

Kid -- I'll take it as a compliment. By the way, the word "vestibule" doesn't bother me at all. Obviously :)

P.D. Gourlais said...

I love the word Vestibule Anna. In fact, when I read it I thought of openings or spaces (or gaps in language) and then I went to "corpus" as it relates to the human body since ultimately, it is the instrument creating speech. Well done!

Anna Piutti said...

Thanks, Angela! Your feedback is always immensely appreciated :)