Thursday, April 2, 2009

Happy National Poetry Month!

I'm going to try to post 1 or 2 poems a week this month. Here's a recent favorite of mine.

Photography by Nikki Giovanni

the eye we are told
is a camera
but the film is the heart
not the brain
and our hands joining
those that reach
develop the product

it's easy sitting in the sun
to forget that cold exists
let alone envelopes
the lives of people
it's easy sitting in the sun
to forget the ice and ravages
of winter yet
there are those who would have no other season
it's always easy when thinking
we have the best to assume
others covet it
yet surf or sea each has
its lovers and its meaning
for love

watching the red sun bleed
into the ocean
one thinks of the beauty that fire brings
if the eye is a camera and the film is the heart
then the photo assistant is god


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