Celebrate National Poetry Month!
love you some-
take care not
to hurt, you
I heard words
and words full
is a mouth.
- Robert Creeley
The Storialist , who is an amazing blogger-poet, loves this poem by Creeley because...
"[the poet] wonders about the connection between words, speech, meaning, and emotion. I first read this poem over a decade ago, and fell hard for its halting, haunting lines. I love this poem (and Creeley's writing, in general) for its longing, simplicity, and playfulness. This is one of the two poems that I have memorized (and have recited unsolicited to friends), and I am eternally inspired by Creeley's ability to end his poems with understated gravity."
Three cheers for understated gravity! Definitely something to aspire to as poets.