Sunday, February 8, 2015

For The Wild Box

where have you fled with your wild box
full of hearts --- Carilda Olivar Labra

Collect
my every whispered yes
for the wild box.
Ribbon wrap
my fortune cookie sighs.
Fill pages
in your journal with my
sleep talk.
I only dream
when I have open eyes.

For Grace's prompt at Real Toads

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, yes!! Love it! Have a great new week!!

Outlawyer said...

A particularly lovely close here, MZ, I thought--all of it is lovely--there is something about the fortune cookie sigh that is very memorable--which way does it go? What does it hold? And honestly, the sound is a bit of a fold and crescent. Anyway, all good. Thanks. k. (http://manicddaily.wordpress.com)

Fireblossom said...

I love the quote you used and how you worked the wild box into your poem. You could out-write most people in your sleep!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Gorgeous quote and your poem just blows me away.

Heaven said...

I love the idea of a collection for a wild box ~ Stellar ending too MZ ~

Thanks for participating with Sunday Challenge and wishing you happy weekend ~

Grace

blueoran said...

Thanks for taking a phrase and entitling it with such -- wildness. What did Caspar -- the Third Wise Man -- sing in Menotti's "Amahl In the Night Visitors" -- "This is my box, this is my box, I never travel without my box!" Can we ever dream without it?

Kenia Cris said...

And what a gift open eyes are in a world of evil, blind people.

Beautiful as usual. <3

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is sheer perfection. LOVED IT!

R.K. Garon said...

You nailed it again!
ZQ

Gail said...

Beautiful

Björn Rudberg said...

Oh I love that close..

Jazzbumpa said...

you had me at
fortune cookie sighs

namaste
jzb

Hannah said...

Goodness this is masterful, Mama Z! Thank you!

Grandmother (Mary) said...

What a wonderful poem inspired by the quote.

Margaret said...

I want a box with fortune cookie sighs. Scrumptious!

Susie Clevenger said...

Beautifully romantic. I love "ribbon wrap my fortune cookie sighs."

my heart's love songs said...

LOVE this, Kelli! stunning!

grapeling said...

I hardly dream at all, anymore. With open eyes would be good... ~