shared emotion: by Ken Gierke

My poem “shared emotion” is featured today (with an audio recording) at Bonnie McClellan’s International Poetry Month 2017. The theme for IPM 2017 is “Neural Networks: The Creative Power of Language”

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thought, emotion
in a relay race
through body and mind
each lap igniting sparks
firing across synapses
instantaneous
love
spoken, unspoken

thought, emotion
facing a tsunami of
words
inundating
slowly seeping away
leaving behind
sodden ash
heartbreak

thought, emotion
in a dull glow
re-firing to
recover
bridge a gap
reconnect
commune with
the outside world

To hear the poet’s reading of the poem, click on the player below:

Ken Gierke is a retired truck driver who started writing poetry at 40 as a way to sort through his thoughts. He’s been honing his writing skills over the last 3 years at his Wordpress blog and you can find more of his work HERE.

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12 thoughts on “shared emotion: by Ken Gierke

  1. I went to the original post to hear your reading. It helped me, and pleased me, to hear how you pace the lines, sometimes pausing longer, sometimes less. Thank you, Ken, for sharing this with us. Love is a precious treasure, with many facets and attributes and challenges. On a personal note, I have enjoyed seeing how you explore and communicate those many feelings and states of being, using metaphor and description to speak to us.

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