Elizabeth Jill

by Kristina Woodhill

Elizabeth Jill
I love you still
Although you outed me.
Your “Once upon a time”
To write a poem,
“Just add the rest”
This said with smile
hid whimsically
behind your keyboard
far from me.

What have you done
To me?

My closed-tight mind
You opened wide
Now words spin round
They now decide
When I shall work
And play and sleep
At 3 a.m. I try to keep
My sanity as letters
Form the words that
Form the thoughts
That flow from me.

How do I stop this flood?

Elizabeth Jill
I’ll love you till
The cows come home
Pink pigs fly by
A baby needs
No lullabye.
Until at last
My time is done
And words I’ll
Need no more.


Posted on 01/06/2006
Copyright © 2020 Kristina Woodhill

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Elizabeth Jill on 01/08/06 at 06:13 AM

so,... your friend has noticed before that many many words come 'long galloping and cantering all aloft and surrounding you, eh? ::: that's some whisker whispering that begs for the 'A Cat's Tale :) :) :) ::: ^_^ ::: Life with poets! ::: rolling on a river, you! ::: love you JiLLions!

Posted by Mara Meade on 01/09/06 at 05:33 PM

This made my toes curl in delight! The twists, turns, and subtle little "gooses" that end up helping us express an inner voice.... this is precious.

Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 05/29/06 at 02:13 PM

Poignant confirmation of an artistic friendship, that like your poems, will hopefully last millennia.

Posted by Kathleen Wilson on 08/25/07 at 12:24 PM

How delightful, how amusing in the truest sense! I love the "smile hid whimsically behind your keyboard far from me". Yes, yes, I can feel it too! How we inspire one another. I love this, and found in this folder... it makes me think she has encouraged your head to fill with words on this! Wonderful, with a musical, teasing poetic feel.

Posted by Laura Doom on 12/16/09 at 03:45 PM

ha! -- tell me about it...
[any excuse to revisit your babbling delightfest

Posted by George Hoerner on 02/18/10 at 03:23 PM

A great write and commentary on what must have been a wonderful relaionship. We don't get a lot of those in one lifetime.

Posted by Mo Couts on 07/03/11 at 02:49 AM

What a wonderful friend-love poem! Those friends are it's always awesome to see it written about =)

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