Saturday, April 19, 2014
Shine : Poem In Your Post
Riches, a little dollop of your shine
is everything I need to make my day:
cheek of polished apple, wink of wine,
forehead semaphore along my way;
or torque of body gilded in the spray,
toothy, tonguey, stretched-saliva grin,
melon water sliding off a chin,
eyelash droplet where a sunbeam plays.
Slick of foam that glistens on the rim,
coffee cream curl, baby oil spill, oh,
and gabardine lap-luster, zipper shimmer,
moiré patent-leather afterglow:
I hoard it, all the gold that makes you mine
(like finger ink spot, gaudy brilliantine).
- Jonathan Galassi
Gratitude again to Knopf for this lovely sonnet. What sensory experiences do you need to make your day?
Me? Birds. Wings. Flight. And the helicopter tail-wag of a singular chihuahua. So it's all about exuberant air for me. Still, I can appreciate the glimmer-glamour of "Shine".
p.s. Use the links to find out more about the poet Jonathan Galassi. And do - if you have the power - support Knopf for supporting poets.