Photos and Poetry 35 – Text





I tend the mobile now
like an injured bird

We text, text, text
our significant words.

I re-read your first,
your second, your third,

look for your small xx,
feeling absurd.

The codes we send
arrive with a broken chord.

I try to picture your hands,
their image is blurred.

Nothing my thumbs press
will ever be heard.


By Carol Ann Duffy 


You can find the others in my Photos and Poetry series by clicking here

Photo taken in Tate Modern in London


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2 thoughts on “Photos and Poetry 35 – Text

  1. Wonderful picture and poem too! I absolutely refuse to have my life revolve around and be dominated by my mobile phone – out of step with the times, I know, but, nonetheless, I live in a real, tangible and eminently enjoyable reality. 🙂

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