The unspoken language of Poets

People speak many languages,
languages spoken by other people,
from other lands where
the other people speak
the same words,
in a world
where few men can be
understood.

Poets speak the language
no body speaks,
but hears—
without ears;
the poet speaks, Feel

received
in flutters
tears,
pulse,
and held breaths—

the language man’s body
was born knowing
how to understand
everything.

Poets escape words altogether:
they jump inside
of the listener’s chest
to sit
with their hands on the other’s heart,
saying
nothing
at all.

© Kristin Reynolds 11 9 2010

The unspoken language of Poets by 


just a simple little thing today.


Comments

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 4 years ago

    the universal language of poets :) from the deepest heart and soul lay the whispers.
    This is so beautiful K XOXO

  • Rocky Loder
    Rocky Loderover 4 years ago
    do not know if this makes any sense…but you make me understand me…great poem…awesome
  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 4 years ago

    How do I write a smile here ….without writing about it..
    I feel it and let the poetry speak it ..
    Bella bella xxx

  • markhadafairday
    markhadafairdayover 4 years ago

    awesome writing. a smile is written like this…………………….feel it

  • acquaridan
    acquaridanover 4 years ago

    Awesome Kristen..You speak so clearly a language I think you know all to well, a language I get lost in sometimes but you gave such wonderful clarity to it in this..Such a beautiful piece!!

  • George Yesthal
    George Yesthalover 4 years ago

    BRAVISIMO!!!

  • LisaMM
    LisaMMover 4 years ago

    Beautiful…I especially love this:

    Poets escape words altogether
    they jump inside
    of the listener’s chest
    to sit
    with their hands on the other’s heart,
    saying nothing
    at all
    .

    So perfectly expressed. Absolutely love this. Thank you.

  • LoveWitness
    LoveWitnessover 4 years ago

    viva Kristin! love it
    _in flutters
    tears,
    pulse,
    and held breaths—
    the language man’s body
    was born knowing
    how to understand
    everything.

    Poets escape words altogether_

    bravo

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryover 4 years ago

    Kat, you know that word that I don’t use very often, well here it comes: BRILLIANT! My Dog, you just blew me away! You are the Queen! Stunning! Did I mention BRILLIANT! You blow my mind, chica. xo, RBG

  • Rusty Gentry
    Rusty Gentryover 4 years ago

    A simple little thing?" Yes, and the Empire State Building is s little bit tall. Did I say BRILLIANT? Oh, yes, I think I did. ME

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