Her Lips Are Copper Wire

whisper of yellow globes
gleaming on lamp-posts that sway
like bootleg licker drinkers in the fog

and let your breath be moist against me
like bright beads on yellow globes

telephone the power-house
that the main wires are insulate

(her words play softly up and down
dewy corridors of billboards)

then with your tongue remove the tape
and press your lips to mine
till they are incandescent

by Jean Toomer

Comments (5)

This poem is so beautiful because it shows all the emotion of what you're going through and how you feel which makes this so personal and special. I love it!
Great Rhymes and very deep on the emotional level. Overall a great peom
Dear Maria, I like the phrase 'Love is a word that connects two people together in one knot'. Avoid too much descriptions. Talk more with pictures and meanings, which will stay. Keep on with new themes and ideas. Find new ways. Thanks
Great full of meanings Thanks a lot
'You always said that this knot was attached between me and you But now I realize that whatever you said to me was never really true.' This observation is so simple and so beautiful! 10 for it.