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Below is the poem entitled ARE YOU TALKING TO ME which was written by poet Allan Koven. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Alright, it may seem a little nuts, but my thinking will sometimes go in weird directions.


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Do you ever get the feeling that inanimate objects are talking to you?
Sometimes I do, not often, but sometimes.

Like trees that seem to be murmuring in an unknown language 
somehow suggesting a meaning to me.

And clouds when billowed tell me of some distant place I haven't visited. 
They display portly faces that look strangely familiar and seem to mouth 
broken words.

Once I heard running water in a stream ripple in nomadic sounds, it told me 
the secrets of how to go with the flow. 

Flowers often, when in full bloom gossip and say "look at me, aren't I beautiful?"
But when dying cry out say "I was younger then, but now I'm old and frail!"

It seems when picking out socks to wear, I imagine them vying for my attention.
Pick me.. no pick me. And when I do, feel a little guilty that I didn't pick the other.

Once I took out and put back pliers from my tool holder on the wall. One cried out to me saying that I shouldn't put it so close to the other one (considered far inferior). And of course, the screwdrivers made it known that Phillips do not belong with Flatheads.

Should it be, do I have to endure these insults to my sensibilities?
As I said, sometimes.

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  1. Date: 10/22/2013 5:38:00 PM
    I wanted to give you one more read this evening. I tell you, you have a gift. I would never admit to feeling this way, mind you I am still not saying I do, ha ha however, this is so human and so out there and yet I think we all do it...I am still laughing. It is like you pen what we all over look. Now that I think I am beginning to get your work, you have made me smile and laugh out loud on this one. It is remarkable .... truly.....As Always, Shar

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 10/22/2013 6:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you Shar, You have finally figured me out. Now what shall I do?
  1. Date: 8/10/2013 8:11:00 PM
    Oh, I love this,,,,, I do believe they do ;}

  1. Date: 6/5/2013 10:14:00 AM
    those inner thoughts reaching out, perhaps the universe does speak to us, and you made a very good write of it, i love how the water speaks in this write, go with the flow , good one ~always, Linda

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 6/5/2013 10:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    We have heard that Texas is part of America. That makes it part of the world and therefore part of the universe. What more could you ask for?? Doesn't your heart speak to you? Perhaps in a different way but usually clear and pure.
  1. Date: 5/31/2013 12:11:00 PM
    Yes Allen....I even thought I wonder if I hurt that flower as I broke it off.....More than imagination......seen someone.......or two

    Koven Avatar Allan Koven
    Date: 5/31/2013 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sometimes I feel everything is interconnected. Sometimes my thoughts elude even me.