The Bookish Word For Tears #1&#2 2012

The Bookish Word For Tears

 

Lachrymose;

No one sees.

No expert sufferer,

(I do not practice agonizing which,

like all specialties demands repeating.)

Envious;

(a thing I do not practice either)

Unexpectedly, they’re there:

Tears of wanting

What the other fellow has achieved.

Reading sees an I in these:

Whitman, Eliot and Blake,

Dickinson and Emerson… all dead,

Of course,

But read – of course,

With Corwin thrashing,

Flapping, flailing,

Almost swimming in those wakes.

I ought not cry.

It’s only vanity – embarrassing

And silly.

 

The Bookish Word For Tears 2.4.2012

Circling Round Vanities II;

Arlene Corwin

The Bookish Word For Tears #2

 

Lachrymose.

It sounds so bookish.

No one’s looking.

Even candy floss would make no difference.

Lachrymose can be morose or comatose.

It all depends.

 

No expert sufferer,

(I do not practice agonizing.

Like all domains it asks repeating.)

 

Envious;

(a thing I do not practice either)

Unexpectedly, they’re there:

Tears of wanting.

Reading I in

Whitman, Eliot and Blake,

Dickinson and Emerson…

All dead, of course,

But read – of course,

With Corwin thrashing,

Flapping, flailing,

Kind of swimming in those wakes.

She  ought not cry.

It’s only vanity – embarrassing

And silly.

 

The Bookish Word For Tears 2.4.2012

Circling Round Vanities II;

Arlene Corwin

 

 

 

 

 

 

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