Meeting (a poem)

29 Apr



Words skip across the internet
falling rowdily into emails,
excited and on edge
with the thrill of planning.

They tumble from mobiles
texted with trembling fingers
(on a train then on a bus)
with the joy of arrival.

A few gush (from the same mobiles)
identifying time and place,
worried and intense
with the concerns of finding.

Many bound across a table top
skirting drinks and food,
relaxed and confident
with the pleasure of the moment.

At last they sigh into the night air
slipping softly into departure,
glad, sad, remembering
until needed again.


Posted by on April 29, 2013 in poetry



8 responses to “Meeting (a poem)

  1. Kat

    April 29, 2013 at 9:10 pm

    Aww I really loved this. Not sure if it was your intention but it definitely made me think of fan meets 🙂 I especially liked the second verse.

    • jaymountney

      April 30, 2013 at 9:19 am

      It wasn’t specifically about fan meets but certainly I was thinking in particular of meeting with people only previously met online! (Example: our first meeting in Manchester…) Fandom has perhaps contributed to quite a bit of that!! I’m glad you liked it!

  2. Marg

    April 30, 2013 at 10:43 am

    I agree with Kat, this poem strikes a real chord and I love the imagery of it,

    • jaymountney

      April 30, 2013 at 11:10 am

      Thank you! It was one of those rare poems that was quite quick to write and didn’t need much tweaking – I’m amazed and glad that it worked for readers!

  3. nickthiwerspoon

    May 2, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Very nice 🙂

    • jaymountney

      May 2, 2013 at 9:10 am

      Thanks Nick! Glad you liked it! I always seem to get a lot more ‘hits’ when I post poems (though not necessarily comments) – maybe there are a lot of poetry-lovers out there looking for posts!

  4. Gail Nicholson

    May 11, 2013 at 9:00 am

    What a lovely poem! Fantastic imagery.


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