Monday, July 20, 2009

What to do when you find a poem you like


What to do when you find a poem you like

Read it again
And write it
Learn it by heart
Recite it
Sing it
Rave it
Paint it on a flag
And wave it
Feed it
Ride it
Climb right down inside it
Fly on its back
For a night and a day
Then pat it and kiss it
And give it away

Adrian Mitchell - don


Sabrina Mahfouz, who I met on an Arvon course ( a very talented and creative person and excellent slam poet) posted this poem on FB. I love it, especially the lines "Climb right down inside it Fly on its back For a night and a day." When a poem touches you intensely, emotionally, you want to spend time with it, cuddled under the duvet just like a good book. You get lost in it and transported away. For days and even weeks it can be there by your side, touching your thoughts, shaping you and changing you.



2 comments:

Boomka said...

My favorite part of a poem I like is a line that I wish so deeply I had written. I see it and I say, "Oh god I wish that had come out of my mouth." But sometimes its just nice that you get to say it out loud anyway.

suzi said...

I say that too. Thanks for visiting, I love your blog - keep it up.