Your face is like an open book

You know me as a Dane in Spain - but my real name is Dorte Holm Jensen.

I have been writing poetry in my mother tongue, which is Danish, since I was 12 years old. I published a collection of poems years back...but now finally - I am coming out of the "Poetry-Closet" in English.

Your Face


The silent stream of words

radiating from your facial expression

fills all the surfaces

in my inner universe

wallpapering it with wild delight

caresses all my senses


But an almost imperceptible hesitation

in your silence

tells me

that you don’t dare

to say out loud

what we both already know


Words are so easily transformed

into promises

which have to be redeemed

and you're already

committet

elsewhere


© 2013 A Dane in Spain

© 2013 Dorte Holm Jensen

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Romeos Quill 3 years ago from Lincolnshire, England

Mysteriously beautiful, laden with intrigue.

First-time reader of your work on HP ma'am, and pleased to have the privilege of doing so.

Yours Sincerely,

Romeo's Quill


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janshares 3 years ago from Washington, DC

Wow, you can feel the "lump in the throat" sadness with this piece, knowing that, in the end, it cannot happen. Haven't we all been there? With so few words, A Dane in Spain, you said it all so eloquently. "Words are so easily transformed into promises which have to be redeemed." Hmm. So why say it and cause ourselves that pain. So lovely. Voted up, awesome, and beautiful. Welcome out of the closet. :-) A pleasure to meet you through your English poetry.


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A Dane in Spain 3 years ago from Torrox, Malaga. Spain Author

Thank you so much, Romeos Quill. Spoken like a real gentleman and a poet "Mysteriously beautiful, laden with intrigue". What a beautiful comment - that makes me feel really good. I think I need to visit your work.


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A Dane in Spain 3 years ago from Torrox, Malaga. Spain Author

A real pleasure to meet you, too - janshares! I am so happy, you could feel the "lump in the throat" sadness, it's such a lovely feeling to know that a message has been recieved. Thanks you so much for your kind words. I have just read your Homelessness Poem, which touched me deebly, so I will be coming back to read more in the coming time.

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