No. 2 Soft

I remember my first encounters with you
Not my first childish attempts of
What I now know is my full passion
But the first time
The time when I knew this was it
The joy I felt
Holding you close to me
Running my fingers over the mysteries
of your contours
No longer questioning why
I’m drawn to you

And every now and then
When the confines of that
Which I call my world
Threaten to crowd me
Almost as reflex I suppose,
I find myself
In a place
Where walls don’t always exist
And when I’m occasionally selfish
You don’t mind
For you know
The extent of the power
You have over me
When drawn with you

You give worlds of images
All perfectly contained
Within the movements
Of as few
Or as many
Well placed strokes
From my soul
As drawn through you

Nothing beats the feel
Of you
No. 2 Soft
No. 2 Soft Pencil
dVerse Meeting the Bar

21 thoughts on “No. 2 Soft

  1. Raivenne…I’m laughing out loud. I was composing comments as I read this and then when I hit the ending….well, it’s still sensual and I understand the passion and intimacy behind that shared relationship! :0)

  2. Raivenne, incredible! After realizing that the title was not a pun on “No, too soft”, I finished with the feeling that this is undoubtedly the first time in my life that I wished I were a pencil.

  3. ..ha, no. 2 mongol is my fave too… ‘mongol’ was a local counterpart here… it’s not too dark and not too light… just enough to make better write and sketches… excellent ode to note.. and a good subject picked… smiles…

    • I remember Mongols from my when I was in school. I use various mediums to express myself these days, but when it comes to sketching it’s always a N. 2 for me. Thanks Kelvin. .

  4. Excellent! You had me going in one direction and then the ending…pow…and you’re so right…I’ve always loved those pencils…described the relationship beautifully.

  5. I’m fooled again, thinking of it as a lover. I have the same feeling about those soft pencils. I always pen my original poems with them, and I got through years of school with them as a companion with whom to doodle during boring lectures. :0)

  6. Haha, great idea for a post and beautiful execution of the idea. My handwriting is atrocious but I still have a love affair with the idea of pencils….even just the smell of new ones straight from the box, or pencil shavings….mmm 🙂

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