Melancholy Hyperbole

Poetry about longing.

Tag Archive for ‘Jan Duncan-O’Neal’

If you had been my online lover,

I could not have wooed you as I did. I would not have written letters in midnight blue ink on deckle edged paper,   carefully considered words from my attic of endearments reminiscent of a monogrammed hankie, a pressed carnation, whiff of cologne.   Your responses inspired me to write poems: images of holding hands across miles of longing. You write as you speak: witty, debonair. The baritone of your […]

Continue Reading →

Sweater Weather

For a former lover   One month ago, you left. Your sweater— burgundy cashmere—lies forgotten, flung over my wingback chair, draped   casually like your arm on my shoulder, releasing the smell of apples and pine cones we gathered that week as we walked hand in hand,   silent against a sudden slap of early autumn. Walking faster, then running, we knew we edged closer to the inevitable   downhill […]

Continue Reading →