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Friday, November 08, 2013

Poetry Friday--"How to Find a Poem"

Just a drive-by post for today. One short poem about finding a poem.
How to Find a Poem
by Joyce Sidman

Wake with a dream-filled head.
Stumble out into the morning,
barely aware of how the sun
is laying down strips of silver
after three days’ rain,
of how the puddles
are singing with green.
Look up, startled
at the crackle of something large
moving through the underbrush.
Your pulse jumping,
gaze into its beautiful face.
The wary doe’s body,
the soft flames of ears.
As it bounds away,
listen to the rhythm
of your own heart’s disquiet.
Burn into memory
the white flag of its parting.
Before you return
to house and habit,
cast your eyes into the shadows,
where others stand waiting
on delicate hooves.

From What the Heart Knows: Chants, Charms and Blessings. [J 811.54 SID]
You'll find plenty of poems at the Poetry Friday Round-Up, which is being held at Random Noodling. Stop by.

8 comments:

  1. So, so beautiful. Especially these lines:
    how the sun
    is laying down strips of silver
    after three days’ rain,
    of how the puddles
    are singing with green.

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  2. See why I couldn't pass this one up? And, Tara, those were the lines that jumped right out at me, too! Especially "singing with green."

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  3. Lovely. I'm ordering this book today! Thanks so much for sharing.

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  4. Really beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Thanks, everyone for affirming my choice of poems this week!

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