“Hieroglyph” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

11 Apr

Posting love letters from satellites
with your glowing glass telephone.
Your fingertips pitter and patter
like a sun shower of molten text
falling from the sky.
My archaic hands
clod and plod their way around
like mud skippers
in a clay pan.

But you nurture delicately
spun hieroglyphs,
with aphrodisiac typefaces.
You are the thief of my black and blues,
You are my screen-saving cupid
You are my romantic smoking gun.


Posted by on April 11, 2012 in Poetry


14 responses to ““Hieroglyph” | Sydney Poet David Landgrebe

  1. Millie Ho

    April 11, 2012 at 11:36 pm

    Great poem, David! “Mud skippers in a clay pan”–great contrast with the inflexible way people often look at hieroglyphics. I imagine this poem is about someone interpreting and re-interpreting their understanding of another person. Looking forward to more.

  2. Mari Sanchez Cayuso

    April 12, 2012 at 3:15 pm

    David this is stellar!

  3. booguloo

    April 16, 2012 at 2:59 am

    The Sun sign of Horus or the right Eye of Re. Goes well with the poem.

  4. Archana

    April 27, 2012 at 5:21 am

    I absolutely love the way you’ve ended the poem. Brilliant!!

    • davidlandgrebe

      April 27, 2012 at 6:47 pm

      thank you so much for taking the time to read my work.
      David. L

  5. flowerpoet

    May 10, 2012 at 12:49 am

    What a wonderful Ancient/Space Age poem!!! As I read and write this morning, I also just happen to be wearing two ankh earrings from Egypt and an Eye of Ra necklace my daughter made. Gotta love these synchronicities! I have such respect for your word and image workmanship. Thanks!

    • davidlandgrebe

      May 10, 2012 at 9:21 pm

      My pleasure, thanks for your kind words, it has been a while since I have posted, my landscaping business has been so busy and I am missing the poetry,
      I am currently working on a poem about the Australian Anzacs in the 1st world war, it should be interesting.
      David. L

  6. spiritual-Indigo

    June 16, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    David, exceptional poetry. Elga

  7. J.H. White

    February 16, 2013 at 11:54 am

    Love this…a favorite!


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