Monday, October 25, 2010

Mamihlapinatapai



Unrequited desire
momentarily melodious
through shared dual mellifluous gaze
mutual yearn, burn, covet, crave
desiring instigate from other
left deflated...uninitiated







2 comments:

Heaven said...

This is a brilliant word. According to wiki, Mamihlapinatapai is a word from the Yaghan language of Tierra del Fuego, listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the "most succinct word", and is considered one of the hardest words to translate.It describes "a look shared by two people with each wishing that the other will initiate something that they both desire but which neither one wants to start."

Danielle said...

I do love this poem Sam..Its structure and the strength of the feelings it conveys...and.."Heaven"'s explanations about the word 'Mamihllapinatapai'are very interesting too...Thanks to you both..