Smoke Signals

“Hey, Darlin’.”

His words arrive
Like a whisper
To kiss her

They   f  l  o  a  t    to her
Drifting through
Time Zones
Continent to continent.

Playing leapfrog

And they reach her
in a
Heart beat.

There is nothing
Between them,
 No time,
 No space,

“Hey, Yourself.”


Dianne said...

oooh Patti, I think you have your muse as well. How you follow all of us, I do not know. But your memory is phenomenal in my menopausal world.

Yes my muse is like yours, alive, if getting better but not yet well.

keep in touch, you are a talented sensitive soul.


Reflections said...

Beautiful form fitting to the words here. Very well done One Shot...

JeffScape said...

Still overwhelmingly smitten with me, I see.

marousia said...

I like the visual structure very much. Beautifully crafted conceit on shifting time and space

anthonynorth said...

What's space between true communication?
Excellently done.

TALON said...

This is beautiful, Patti. That one voice that transports us. I loved the form of this, too. It was perfect.

Jinksy said...

Smoke signals are almost as good as ESP! :)

tuberider said...

This is awesome & very clever visual play with the words. Casual & romantic. Well done.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...love the visualness...and i know exactly how this feel...hey there...

Janice said...

Nice. Communication at its best. It's so fabulous when it happens, and it can.

LceeL said...

Hmmm. An ode to technology. And brilliantly fashioned. Exquisitely expressed. Again and as always.

gautami tripathy said...

So visual...I like that!

forgone and forgotten

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is so lovely. Love the way you made "float" float on the page, how do you DO that? A lovely selection of words down the page, each evoking an image, and a wonderful loving feeling all the way through. Sigh. My Romance Quotient for the day has been filled! Thank you.

Titanium said...

A powerful connection knows no boundaries of space and distance! You've sent up a smoke signal of your own with this delicate trail of words and excellent photograph to accompany them.

gospelwriter said...

Beautiful, loved it! The form, especially in the middle stanza, lent a feeling of vast distances between, and thus increased the magic in the final stanza, of no space between.

Eric Alder said...

What a nice One Shot! Nothing like a phone call from your sweetie to warm your heart. :)

I dig the effect you used on the workd "float" - very cool! (I have no idea how to get such typographical effects to translate to Blogger)

Tom said...


Steve said...

Romantic, mood-effective. Good work.

kavisionz said...

Hey Patti.. :)
These words sure "reached" me... Dreamy, romantic and sooo relaxing... For as long as those words keep reaching, I am alive...
Absolutely enjoyed the way you have constructed it... very very smartly done!
Lovely poem, P.. as ever!

Monkey Man said...

Love everything about this. The composition. The message. You're the best.

kkrige said...

Oh Patti. One word for your Oneshot; Wonderful!!

Well I could think of others (wow, whimsical, awesome, amazing, but ...)

KB said...

Love bridges the gaps. Love this and the pic is amazing too.

Shashi said...

Visually very impressive.. emotionally very strong.. and love the feeling as I related to it very much.. thanks for sharing.. your words in the end were perfect...
'There is nothing
Between them,
No time,
No space,
I helped myself...

ॐ नमः शिवाय
Om Namah Shivaya
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Blog: http://shadowdancingwithmind.blogspot.com

signed...bkm said...

love the form you took with this Patti...a wonderful image of what a call on phone has to do to get to those we love....bkm

Alice Audrey said...

"Hey Yourself"? LOL! I love it.