Saturday, May 21, 2011
Poem In Your Post Blog Hop!
One day the Nouns were clustered in the street.
An Adjective walked by, with her dark beauty.
The Nouns were struck, moved, changed.
The next day a Verb drove up, and created the Sentence.
Each Sentence says one thing—for example, “Although it was a dark rainy day when
the Adjective walked by, I shall remember the pure and sweet expression on her face
until the day I perish from the green, effective earth.”
Or, “Will you please close the window, Andrew?”
Or, for example, “Thank you, the pink pot of flowers on the window sill has changed color
recently to a light yellow, due to the heat from the boiler factory which exists nearby.”
In the springtime the Sentences and the Nouns lay silently on the grass.
A lonely Conjunction here and there would call, “And! But!”
But the Adjective did not emerge.
As the Adjective is lost in the sentence,
So I am lost in your eyes, ears, nose, and throat—
You have enchanted me with a single kiss
Which can never be undone
Until the destruction of language.
- Kenneth Koch (1925-2002)
Now it's your turn. Post any poem you wish and link below so we may all stroll through a wild meadow of verse...
* Bloggers sharing your poems: If you link above, please link back to What She Read in your post on your blog so others can find our hop.
This hop lasts all weekend now, to make it easier, more leisurely and joyful for us to post and hop. Stop back every week and any week that you can. And spread the word: More poems will accrue for you.
Let the joy begin. And, as always, please support the poets who change us with their art.