words: study 3.


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words are demanding lovers.

you must take your time.

turn down the lights,

gather the candles, put on music.

you must remember poetry

and forget expectations.

you must speak of their beauty

and swoon at their voices.

you must stand naked before them

and allow them their mystery.

you must ask them to talk

and then remain silent.



{A poem from the book Love Jaywalks: Poems from Waking Up at Rembrandt’s

by Thomas Lloyd Qualls}

 {Remember Poetry}


Thomas Qualls

Thomas Qualls

Writer. Novelist. Essayist. Attorney. Artist.
Thomas Lloyd Qualls is a writer -- a condition that is apparently incurable. He manages his condition, in part, by regular contributions to Rebelle Society and to Reno Tahoe Tonight Magazine. He's also a novelist, an essayist, a videographer, a painter, a bike rider, and through his law practice -- a sometimes salvager of troubled lives. 'Waking Up at Rembrandt’s', his debut novel, has received local and national critical acclaim. The second edition of the novel is available in print (think of vinyl, only for books) and on multiple e-version platforms. There’s also a book of poetry, 'Love jaywalks', available everywhere e-books are sold. Still on the horizon: a collection of essays, some new paintings, and a second novel, 'Painted oxen', due out soon. In the meantime, you can visit his website whenever you like for more of his stuff.
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