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Senses

hear

tender words
questions answers
your current reality

see

furtive glance
visual dance
clever hands and fingers

touch

tentative press
to shy flesh
still clothed in other loves

smell

breathe you in
where’ve you been
through all my loves and life

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2007

From my book “Hidden Capacity ~ a poet’s journey” published in Cork, Ireland, 2003

 

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #POEM:Senses  #Poem  #Ireland  #Romance  #Love  #ExploringPossibilities #HiddenCapacity  #Poetry  #Touch  #Sight  #Sound  #Smells  #Sensory  #SketchingInIreland  #WAWriter

 

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Book PC: Pages Cafe '05 Antholody

Pages Cafe ’05

I’ve discovered that AustLit have a full bibliographic listing of my publications, including this chapbook published in 2006 to say thanks to the poets who performed at my Poets Corner  events between 2005 and 2008.

http://www.austlit.edu.au/austlit/page/C820752?mainTabTemplate=workTableOfContents&embId=Z1857424&from=40&count=20&sortWorksBy=byPageAsc

Each poem is now registered and available to read, including a poem by Jack Thompson’s (the actor) father from an out of print book which I later gave Jack, re-published with his kind permission:

The Sunbather  I shield my face. My eyes are closed. I spin  John Thompson , 1935 poetry (p. 41)

AustLit requires certain hurdles to jump if you want to read the poems, so I’ve copied one of my poems from the book “Pages ’05”:

Suits and Ties                                                        

Your corporate wardrobe titillates.

Challenges me to abandon –

invites you to swim with me –

in a sea wet with desire.

 

Throw off your hard shell,

your calm, controlled exterior

and reveal the let-go you.

The knot of your tie,

 

like seaweed trapping

the unaware swimmer,

restricting your neck –

choking.  Stopping words

 

that reveal your heart.

Speech splinters jab at me

– stabbing me with purpose

pricking my memory of

 

a shipwrecked love

laid low in my sub-marine.

I want you to loosen your tie

with purpose, invite intimacy,

 

soul revelations as you

breast-stroke in deep water –

prove the want – the known need

to be swamped by passion.

 

The three-piece suit necessary

clothing – layers hiding…

Providing warmth, weighing

where sun shafts can’t penetrate

 

or offer paths of lighted guidance.

Relinquish your quintessence!

Allow this sensual drowning

– while arms cleave in swells

 

of touch, taste and heat –

liquid languishing laid naked

to my reciprocal need.

Dismiss the discipline

 

of habitual analysis?

Take off those polished shoes –

shake off the weight and surrender

to feelings incomprehensible

 

to the clever business brain.

Allow unknown, unrehearsed,

unrestrained actions –

releases of reason, to win.

 

I watch you purposely dive

our murky, bottomless depths.

Hands locked together, arms

pointed straight above your head

 

protecting – patiently proving

your commitment, your leap

with one compulsive breath

into our eventual eternity.

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2003

(First appeared in “Hidden Capacity ~ a poet’s journey” published in Ireland, 2003.)

@FrancesMForde   #FrancesMacForde  #Father’sDay  #PoetsCorner   #BOOK:Pages’05  #StateLibraryWA   #AustLit  #POEM:Suits&Ties  #Poetry  #ExploringPossibilities  #BOOK:HiddenCapacity   #CorporatePoem  #LovePoems   #ACTOR:JackThompson

 

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Mum&RosesKitweCU

Mum, Amazon Crescent, Kitwe, Zambia, 1972.

Today would have been my dear old Mum’s 84th birthday.  I wish I could give her a hug, like I do in my dreams.  It’s also the anniversary of my husband first finding my name on the net in 2002 (after 28 years apart) then that hug and a promise to explore the possibilities of love, again.

I think it was Mum’s way of hugging me… bringing my love back to me.

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Taken in 2002, the day after he flew to Perth from Ireland via South Africa, to hug me. 

 

My Knight

 

In the afternoon of my life,

settled,

content and comfortable

in my alone-ness 

you question me!

 

You destroy

my strong defenses,

obliterate

my sense and reason

to let you in!

 

For my heart,

bow wave of confusion,

tense terror times

of doubt and fear

~ unknown ~

risk everything,

my ordered now!

 

The colours of my life

changing to a

different hue…

 

You terrify me!

Wanting – needing

arms that enclose

a broken heart…

 

Make it whole again!

 

Frances Macaulay Forde © 2002

@FrancesMForde  #FrancesMacForde  #POEM:MyKnight  #ExploringPossibilities  #Love

#Romance  #Poems #Poetry  #Reunion

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