The title of this post might lead one to believe I'm going to talk about poets. However, all I want to do is share with you some of my favorites that I've recently found. One is cute and funny, one is short and sweet and I LOVE IT, and one is just interesting, especially because of the last line that seems a bit out of place. Which somehow makes it better, I think, that it takes you by surprise like that. Anyway, here you go. If you have favorite poems, please share. I love reading poetry, as long as it doesn't take too much work to figure it out.
If I Could Write Words
by Spike Milligan
If I could write words
Like leaves on an autumn forest floor,
What a bonfire my letters would make.
You would drown when I said
"I love you."
Bear In There
Whatever I see, I swallow immediately.
Just as it is, unmisted by love or dislike
I am not cruel, only truthful –
The eye of a little god, four-cornered.
Most of the time I meditate on the opposite wall.
It is pink, with speckles. I have looked at it so long
I think it is a part of my heart. But it flickers.
Faces and darkness separate us over and over.
Now I am a lake. A woman bends over me.
Searching my reaches for what she really is.
Then she turns to those liars, the candles or the moon.
I see her back, and reflect it faithfully
She rewards me with tears and an agitation of hands.
I am important to her. She comes and goes.
Each morning it is her face that replaces the darkness.
In me she has drowned a young girl, and in me an old woman
Rises toward her day after day, like a terrible fish.