08 Jan


You have ruined

my box of words.

None of them

are good enough.

None of them

are adequate.

None of them

can do you justice.


My nouns

are neutered,

my adjectives

are absent,

my verbs

are without value.


I have run out

of metaphors


and superlatives.


You have ruined

my box of words.

How can I

describe you now?



Β© the author writing as Romantic Dominant

Not new, but probably relevant.

Art by the late Steve Hanks


Posted by on January 8, 2021 in Poetry, romance, Still Life


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29 responses to “Ruined

  1. SCM

    January 8, 2021 at 4:45 pm

    So lovely…


    Liked by 1 person

  2. Just_Libby

    January 8, 2021 at 6:13 pm

    Neutered nouns…. That made me giggle a little

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Belladonna

    January 8, 2021 at 6:24 pm

    This is so good and different!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. ralove4

    January 8, 2021 at 6:47 pm


    Liked by 1 person

  5. Little Charmer

    January 8, 2021 at 7:24 pm

    I don’t know… But you sure as hell usually succeed! πŸ‘πŸ–€πŸ–€

    Liked by 1 person

  6. House of Heart

    January 8, 2021 at 9:33 pm

    Reblogged this on House of Heart.


  7. House of Heart

    January 8, 2021 at 9:34 pm

    So awesome!

    Liked by 1 person

  8. thereluctantpoet

    January 9, 2021 at 4:23 am

    Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. kenneturner

    January 9, 2021 at 4:46 am

    Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Dave Williams

    January 9, 2021 at 12:03 pm

    Very well done to describe how someone can render you speechless, and words can’t do the job they’re supposed to do.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Keith

    January 9, 2021 at 2:42 pm

    Here courtesy of Holly’s blog. This is well done and builds on a neat metaphor. You mentioned superlatives, but I could see this going in the other direction as well, with a lover who left her cold. Keith

    Liked by 1 person

  12. Resa

    January 9, 2021 at 8:05 pm


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