Monday, June 01, 2009

Fave Poem of the Day

I don't know how to explain this but one of the things that fascinate me about love is love loss. Even most of my favourite love poems are pretty much sad in a way. Am I too much of a pessimist? I can't answer that but what I do know is that the melancholic quality of this poem is just breath taking :)

The Peace That So Lovingly Descends
by Noelle Kocot

"You" have transformed into "my loss."
The nettles in your vanished hair
Restore the absolute truth
Of warring animals without a haven.
I know, I'm as pathetic as a railroad
Without tracks. In June, I eat
The lonesome berries from the branches.
What can I say, except the forecast
Never changes. I sleep without you,
And the letters that you sent
Are now faded into failed lessons
Of an animal that's found a home. This.

1 poetic mutterings:

nis said...

hey there..
i wonder if this ever happens but
hope you won't mind reading amateur poems..