Sunday, November 15, 2009

Recommendations Via Past-Tense

 I found this as a comment while browsing through the bowels of my blog. (There's a lot of interesting stuff in there, actually.) It was such a good piece that I thought I'd share it with all of you. It's a Stephen Dunn poem. He is a great writer, definitely worth checking out.

Anyways, hope ya'll enjoy it!

Courtesy to my good friend M. Tansy Gibbles for sending it to me.

"Each From Different Heights
by S.D.

That time I thought I was in love
and calmly said so
was not so much different from the time
I was truly in love
and slept poorly and spoke out loud
to the wall
and discovered the hidden genius
of my hands.
And the times I felt less in love,
less than someone,
were, to be honest, not so different
Each was ridiculous in its own way
and each was tender, yes,
sometimes even the false is tender.
I am astounded
by the various kisses we're capable of.
Each from different heights
diminished, which is simply the law.
And the big bruise
from the longer fall looked perfectly white
in a few years.
That astounded me most of all."

3 footnotes:

Anonymous said...

Love this poem.

FunkyStarkitty50 said...

This is absolutely beautiful. Makes me want to listen to my old Tori Amos songs...

Zek J Evets said...

@anon: so do i. check-out more of stephen dunn; he's amazing!

@funky: stephen dunn reminds you of tori amos? haha, wow, what a strange connection. but nifty-cool.