Here’s another poem for the Couples Series I’ve been collecting. This one came to me during my time in Hawaii, while I was walking around and enjoying the landscapes around me.

One great thing about computers over typewriters is italics. You can click ‘read more’ to see which phrases I italicized…it really does give the poem a different feel.

“Couple #2”

I’m in love with you
means I got lucky

like losing a map
then finding a road

but I love you
forces life

back into promise
decrepit kisses, conversation

the beauty being sometimes
it works

— billimarie
april 2nd 2012


Richard Guest · May 3, 2012 at 9:07 AM

Really interesting to see the difference. Do you prefer it with the italics? I prefer it without — maybe I just felt really concious of “reading” the italics…hmm

eldinsmille · May 3, 2012 at 9:08 AM

Italic is dofferent.
You can say “more”, with italic than “these”.

Tammy · May 9, 2012 at 7:08 AM

I like the italics.

    billimarie · September 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    As do I. I wonder what italics on a typewriter would be like.

Ray Sharp · July 26, 2013 at 8:11 PM

I am in love with your poem, and love your last 2 line 🙂

    billimarie · September 28, 2013 at 1:44 PM

    I like the last stanza, as well. It introduces a new space and rejuvenates the reader–something I always aim for, but rarely ever hit.

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