Tangible Transient


Tangible v transient

Tangible Transient


In some parallel universe

I employ a menagerie of objects

To fill my space with the tactile

Freezing of all I cannot hold



Item 1.

Fluttering stones, hard beating on

Tender sides with gossamer wings –

Busy, insistent, randomly

Knocking ‘gainst this silken cage.

Your kiss


Item 2

Undulating, roving waves of

Slipping lava.

Thin with heat

Luxuriously, languidly wrapped

Round with silken embraces

Your skin on mine


Item 3

Softest cotton breaths, placed

Through a sieve of finest warm,

Wrapped in green field

On an empty afternoon.

Waking to find you there


Item 4

Birthday balloons

The size of skyscrapers.

Snapping tethers of sugar,

Bursting with laughing doves

On a patchwork of the

World’s biggest sky.

Thinking you’re mine


Item 5

A quicksand,

Bare rock, solid tyres,

No taste,

A bland canvas,

Slow watches, an

Elastic light, stretched taut o’er

Skeleton bones.

Without you.

And, in the special place,

Inner locket,

Wrapped in gold –


All that is safe,

And home

And centre

And here

And now

And all

Holding you.


© S Dyer 2010



About Stuart Dyer

Stuart Dyer, Christian Writer and Musician living in West Sussex, England. Works in the hope of producing the worthy novel or solo; giggles at Oliver Hardy, Peter Sellers and Spike Jones; admires Hudson Taylor, Dickens, Salinger, Bill Bailey and Neil Peart; listens from Wagner to Miles with lots of stops in between; dances to motown and aims to achieve balance in all things.
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One Response to Tangible Transient

  1. E-bike says:

    Im not that much of a internet reader to be honest but your blogs really nice, keep it up! Ill go ahead and bookmark your site to come back in the future. All the best


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