day 02 – your least favorite poem
day 03 – a poem that comforts you
day 04 – a poem that disturbs you
day 05 – a poem that reminds you of someone
day 06 – a poem that reminds you of somewhere
day 07 – a poem that reminds you of a certain event
day 08 – a poem that you know by heart
day 09 – a poem that you want to read in bed to your lover
day 10 – a poem that you wished your mother/father read to you
day 11 – a poem from your favorite poet
day 12 – a poem you don’t understand a word of
day 13 – a poem that is a guilty pleasure
day 14 – a poem that no one would expect you to love
day 15 – a poem that describes you
day 16 – a poem that you love seeing performed
day 17 – a poem that you would like to read out loud to the world
day 18 – a poem that you wish you heard being read by its poet
day 20 – a poem that you want to read when you’re angry
day 21 – a poem for a happy day
day 22 – a poem that you want to read when you’re having a bad day
day 23 – a poem that you would like to read at your wedding
day 24 – a poem that you want to be read at your funeral
day 25 – a poem that makes you laugh
day 26 – a poem that you wish someone would put into music
day 27 – a poem that you wish you’d written
day 29 – a poem from your childhood
day 30 – a poem you’d read to your children
My knowledge of poetry is not as vast as my music. But here goes nothing.
Day 01 – the poem you last read
I love discovering new poets or interesting sites. I’ve been on a roll of late (procrastination, thou shalt be the death of my education) and veering away from the poetry I should actually be studying for my exams.
This is from my latest discovery. I’m going to refrain from commenting on it and leave it open to you. What do you think? 🙂
The Words by Grey Gowrie
I want the words to light on your shoulder
like a hand: touch but not take hold.
You understand they are no more than a gesture
between us and I have tuned my voice so low
no one else shall hear them: they are just for you.
Do not mistake them for intimacy however.
We are a long way off still – we have
a long way to go – the words may contain
an immoderate danger: words are so dangerous.
But if we are careful, if we do not make trouble
between us we shall learn to give them a name.