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What Power There Is In A Name

When I thought about it

there was no memory of your name

being slipped to me.

Just the taste of it on my tongue

and a certainty for the syllables

chanted into my pillowcase

when my head found home

and I wished you there.

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I had to delay getting across to the pub tonight, as I was taking part in another poetry event with some local poets from my neck of the woods. It was done through Zoom and streamed live to Facebook (not without hiccups). I’ve included the link below for anyone interested. It might be fun to try and set up a dVerse zoom night perhaps? I start reading around the 51 minute mark, however the video is a bit choppy and my inability to listen to myself without cringing, means I’m not 100% on what the audio is like.

 

 

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Carol Forrester is a writer trying to be a better one. She’s currently working on a poetry collection 'It's All In The Blood'. She has a 2:1 BA degree in history from Bath Spa University, enjoys judo at least twice a week, and tries to attend poetry events around the Midlands when she can. Her flash fiction story ‘Glorious Silence’ was named as River Ram Press’ short story of the month for August 2014 and her short story ‘A Visit From The Fortune Teller’ has been showcased on the literary site Ink Pantry. Her poems ‘Sunsets’ and ‘Clear Out‘ were featured on Eyes Plus Words, and two of her poems were included in the DVerse Poets Pub Publication ‘Chiaroscuro’ which is available for purchase on amazon. More recently her poem ‘Until The Light Gets In‘ was accepted and published at The Drabble and her poem ‘Newborn’ was published by Ink Sweat & Tears. She has been lucky enough to write guest posts for sites such as Inky Tavern and Song of The Forlorn and has hosted a number of guest bloggers on her site Writing and Works.

19 Comments

  1. Names are like magic words. Love this, Carol, and thanks for sharing the open mic. I like the idea of a dVerse zoom night perhaps.

  2. sanaarizvi says

    The yearning is palpable here! I love the idea of a dVerse Zoom night 😀

  3. Gillena Cox says

    Wow this is sooo good

    Happy Monday

    much ❧✿❧ love

  4. Beverly Crawford says

    Ah, that time when our head hits the pillow and the names slip through the veil of our mind.

  5. You captured the feeling of wanting to remember someone met briefly but I found enchanted by the short introduction. Enjoyed this.

  6. There’s something very sensual about the name having a taste, and your use of the word “slipped” makes it feel almost clandestine.

    A poetry zoom might be fun!

  7. This is sooo sweet and lovely, and tough longing, oh that heart does beat sometimes doesn’t she? ☺️

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