The Pattern Repeats

A pair of eyes that blush the robin red
And charm sweet smiles from all the nearby kids,
Your brows like sparrows with their wings outspread,
A flight of fancy perched above your lids.
Your nose is not a button but a knife,
A preview marking sharpness of your wit
That cuts, divides, and conquers without strife,
Still leaving all in stitches for a bit.
Your laugh is trembling, caught between your lips:
Soft portals op’ning to release your voice;
You speak in cursive curvy like your hips
And all around the daffodils rejoice.
Fair ribbons weave their way through curly locksβ€”
I’m shy so all I see are argyle socks.

Photo by Christina


15 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. thebardonthehill
    May 11, 2012 @ 19:03:02

    Loved it! You weaved your way through description with wonderful figures.


  2. Pengyou
    May 13, 2012 @ 19:23:18

    Huh! πŸ™‚ Wouldn’ta imagined that this poem would have come from that pic.


  3. bethtosh
    May 16, 2012 @ 16:18:07

    I can’t decide which line I like the best; they are all pretty awesome and sweet. πŸ™‚


  4. Lindsay Anne
    Jun 11, 2012 @ 09:33:13

    Bah, this is so good. There are too many good things to point out! The last two lines, though, remind me of Rosie’s songs, because they speak of shyness and only through implications (of socks!).


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  6. thebardonthehill
    Jan 21, 2013 @ 09:21:58

    I’ve chosen this poem as one of the best on WordPress in 2012. Congratulations! The award can be seen here:


  7. Kay Salady
    Jan 22, 2013 @ 06:34:26

    Oh, that’s so cute! Loved it!


  8. viewingcamelot
    Oct 10, 2013 @ 08:55:27

    “You speak in cursive…”

    I love that. I want to speak in cursive. This is beautiful imagery.


    • wordcoaster
      Oct 10, 2013 @ 14:56:18

      Thank you! If you don’t speak in cursive you most certainly write in it, words that reap a hundred fold. This is one of only three poems that has ever seen a print audience, courtesy of my school’s lit. magazine. πŸ™‚


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