A poetic journey through my mind

For poets and readers everywhere…I love this so much. ๐Ÿ™‚

Whimsygizmo's Blog

(after Adrienne Rich)

I know you are reading this poem
bleary-eyed from trying to write your
own, lost and tossed on your torrid
phrases, afraid the shore will never
show.

I know you are reading this poem
through saltwater of your own making,
and with a heart clenched tight as a fist in your
chest, and with grief on your breath like a
mourning song.

I know you are squinting and looking for
a word, a phrase you might tether yourself
to, some hope balloon you might fly to
places unknown, anywhere but here.

I know you are reading this poem
trying to figure out why the words are
marching in thisparticularorder and why
all sense and sensibility have gone AWOL and
why this battlefield is still strewn with verb,
noun, participle.

I know you are reading this poem
out loud through a mouthful of rice crispies
each syllable punctuatedโ€ฆ

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7 responses

  1. Awwww. Thank you. ๐Ÿ™‚

    April 3, 2012 at 2:08 pm

  2. tried to comment on their blog, but couldn’t for some reason. I thought it was a fantastic poem & something every writer (of dreams & words) would relate to

    April 3, 2012 at 11:52 pm

    • Hi, mtlawleyshire. Just wanted you to know I saw this comment, and appreciate it so much. Sorry for the commenting technical difficulties on my blog. Thanks so much for taking the time to come by, and comment!

      April 4, 2012 at 12:01 am

      • hello ๐Ÿ™‚ You’re very welcome. I’m also a writer, occasionally of poetry, so it spoke to me.

        April 4, 2012 at 12:03 am

      • KC

        I’m glad it’s doing its job and getting out there however it may be! Whimsy wrote a poem that like all great poems, will resonate with any who read it. *hugs* It’s far from her only awesomeness, btw…definitely check out her other stuff, it’s worth it! ๐Ÿ™‚

        April 4, 2012 at 12:05 am

  3. Thanks so much, both of you. Means a lot.

    April 4, 2012 at 12:09 am

  4. Wonderful honor you give here to how so many of us felt upon hearing of the death of Adrienne Rich! Indeed, just knowing others read the memorial poem is quite honor enough!

    April 5, 2012 at 1:54 pm

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