words are merely titles…

i want to drive the endless road
where you are the landscape
then wonder if you worry

– am i seeing only beauty and not the structured mind
or history

but i will not apologize for your landscape
and neither should you

your architecture is my education
the breath you breathe on me is peace

i will break your body down

your top half i will call ‘the reclining woman’
your lower half becoming ‘the seated woman’

if you understood my mind
would this put you less at ease?

but perhaps words are merely titles
placed over great paintings the general public has
never seen

but my eyes consider you as surreal as a Picasso structure
wishing to place importance on each part and limb

indeed i hear your music as you are ‘the girl with the mandolin’
and i sit at the foot of the bed – listening to you play

in my heart you are always whole

the landscape before us is endless
the road loses the map of Canada and my pride does not stop me
from asking for your direction
-we have traveled the past my love – let us now move forward
with beauty aging but never on the canvas

your structured body and mind settling
this beating heart of one…..

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About Crazy Irishman

Touted as a working man's poet, Martin Durkin has been writing professionally for the last 12 years. He has appeared in over twenty anthologies across North America, including, "And left a place to stand on", a collection of poems and essays about the late great Al Purdy. Durkin has also published two collections of poetry, "Hypnotic Childhood", and "The Sound of Quish". Over the past 4 years, Durkin has been on hiatus for the most part but has recently come back to the poetry scene creating a poetry site called crazyirishman.wordpress.com, where in the past year he has written over 100 poems and created a cross over page on https://www.facebook.com/crazyirishmanpoetry where he gives a story behind each of the pieces written. View all posts by Crazy Irishman

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