Poetry for a cold winter’s night…

I like poetry. So I thought I’d share some:


Night Swim

Come float along my pebbled light

Through jagged black-blue sea

The silver shard-spray cleaving you

As it has broken me.

A bleach-bone moon; a pulse of stars

The raw, rough thumb of sand

A coquetry of wave and sky,

Of water’s probing hand.

Light-footed; a capricious step,

The foam scrambles ashore

Clasp-handed with the secret night

Are two there, hungry for-

Sweet fissured skin and loosened thought

For seamlessness delight

And I have lived a billion years

I’m flow, I’m flood, I’m flight.

Hear crooning past the feather-grass

Rhapsodic melody;

Lock-jawed, the cliff rock softens, sighs

love me love me love me

I carry your heart

by E.E Cummings

i carry your heart with me (i carry it in my heart)

i am never without it(anywhere i go you go, my dear;

and whatever is done by only me is your doing, my darling)

i fear no fate (for you are my fate, my sweet)

i want no world (for beautiful you are my world, my true)

and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant

and whatever a sun will always sing is you

here is the deepest secret nobody knows

(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud and the sky of the sky of a tree called life;

which grows higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)

and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart

i carry your heart (i carry it in my heart)

Just two for now 🙂 I wanted to share some metaphysical poetry, which I love, but it’s quite lengthy.

Enjoy your Sunday evening before the craziness of the week begins!



2 thoughts on “Poetry for a cold winter’s night…

  1. belhutch

    I carry your heart was finally truly understood when I became a mum.
    Beautiful poems. Thanks for sharing. I enjoyed with a chamomile tea.

  2. souljourneygirl

    The perfect way to enjoy it 🙂 I know what you mean about the Mum thing – I think that’s when you truly understand what it’s like to carry someone else’s heart with you, and see your own heart walking around outside your own body.

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