Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Interlude--By Gerald A. McBreen--United States


Drinking in her slender form
his eyes reveal his delight

        His watching
has made her self-conscious

        In the interlude
between looking and meeting

his eyes throw darts
like Cupid’s arrows

deep into her heart

Gerald A. McBreen found poetry after he retired from the US Postal Service. He discovered he had a flair for romance. He has been publishing for ten years with True Romance and their related magazines. He is the coordinator for Striped Water Poets. They sponsor an “open mic” every first Wednesday of the month. They also post 'Poems on Posters' around the area. In 2009 Pacific, Washington celebrated its 100th anniversary, and he was appointed Poet Laureate. (2009 - 2013)


  1. Gerald, hello! Say, I know a guy like that - smile...... ha, ha.......... but, I love your poem because it feels almost like "eavesdropping" - and that I am learning something about which I am cautious to know or find out! A very intimate interlude, to say the least! Welcome to Whispers! Sheri

  2. I usually don't like love or romantic poetry - but this is super! Well done!!! Welcome to 'Whispers...'

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. My goodness Gerald -

    This is an original and delightful take on Valentine's Day.


  4. Dear Gerald,
    Even if his watching made her feel self-conscious, most women do appreciate such attention. A wonderful Valentine's poem. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  5. Nice romantic poem, Gerald. I especially love the verses "his eyes throw darts like Cupid's arrows." Nice read. Continued blessings and hope you will consider submitting some poetry to my poetry publication, Creative Inspirations. More information can be found at the TGBTG! Publications website (link below), or you can get my address information from Karen. Thanks.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  6. Thank you so much for the lovely romantic poem. I really enjoyed reading it. I appreciate your talent.

  7. Thank you, Linda Hurdwell, for the following comment--

    Beautiful, romantic, fun.