Shawn L. Bird

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Poem- love letters between a fan and a light bulb July 19, 2013

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:27 am
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Following the model by Sarah Kay- Love letter between a toothbrush and a bicycle tire

Here is a love poem between a light bulb  and  a  paper fan, by me



With a flick of your curves,

you turn me on.

With the rhythm of that modest arc


to and fro

to and fro

to and fro

I glow with passion


and round.

I long for you to

wrap your

accordion folds

around me.


you make me want

to channel my heat

to bake a cake

to celebrate

your slender curve,

your snapping




Oh bulby,

you light up my life.

Against you, I’m a

transparent frame.

I wish

I could really

open myself to you,

but bulb,

I must cool your incandescent ardor


if I get too close 

I will burn.

You will leave me


and smoking.

Oh yes.

I can see right through you.

You’re not on fire;

our love is a

filament of your imagination.

I’ll wave a fond farewell

but be assured bulby,

you’ll leave an

after image.


15 Responses to “Poem- love letters between a fan and a light bulb”

  1. kabirgandhiok Says:

    hehe 🙂 Superb! Many awesome moments in this poem 🙂

  2. zeesl Says:

    I’m not sure whether to laugh or go get a cold shower. 😀

  3. Mike Says:

    It is arguable whether you follow the model set by Sarah Kay (thank you for the introduction) or advance it. Personally I would vote for the latter in this particular pairing. Novel, amusing and most enjoyable thank you.

  4. mark Says:

    Very funny. I love the wordplay in “filament of your imagination”, intelligent and humorous. Thank you.

  5. What a wonderful poet! Nice choice of words too!

  6. Reblogged this on bloggingSAW and commented:

    A little poetic fun from SAW member Shawn Bird for your amusement.

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