Posts tagged poetry.

The moon has your name memorised: the curl of your back, your face, an open book.

    — Vona Groarke, from “Tonight of Yesterday”

Posted by paveo

Don’t you fall now —
For I’se still goin’, honey,
I’se still climbin’,
And life for me ain’t been no crystal stair.

    — Langston Hughes, from “Mother to Son”

Posted by Georges

And we, who always think of happiness
rising, would feel the emotion
that almost confounds us
when a happy thing falls.

    — Rainer Maria Rilke, from “The Tenth Elegy”, translated by Edward Snow

Posted by hiddenshores

Old gods lean in close.

    — Mary O’Donnell, from “Fairy Rath”

Posted by aifeilin

All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.

    — Lewis Carroll, from ‘Jabberwocky’

Posted by whodunnit10

Some begin to talk,
to themselves, as do the mad;
some give

their hearts to silence.

    — Stephanie Strickland, from “The Red Virgin:  A Poem of Simone Weil”