Tuesday, September 05, 2006

A poem should be...

photo by:Ricardo Tavares

Ars Poetica

A poem should be palpable and mute
As a globed fruit
As old medallions to the thumb
Silent as the sleeve-worn stone
Of casement ledges where the moss has grown -
A poem should be wordless
As the flight of birds
A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs
Leaving, as the moon releases
Twig by twig the night-entangled trees,
Leaving, as the moon behind the winter leaves,
Memory by memory the mind -
A poem should be motionless in time
As the moon climbs
A poem should be equal to:
Not true
For all the history of grief
An empty doorway and a maple leaf
For love
The leaning grasses and two lights above the sea -
A poem should not mean
But be

Archibald MacLeish

6 moonlovers:

Blogger azzrael said...

simplesmente lindo e verdadeiro...
beijo grande

Tuesday, September 05, 2006 8:25:00 pm  
Blogger cavalo marinho com asas said...

A poem should be like you and me!
Finalmente por aqui, Moon!
Que bom ter-te de volta....
You`re a star Moon!!!!!

Wednesday, September 06, 2006 10:50:00 pm  
Blogger Arti Honrao said...

Am keeping this for my collection :)


Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:39:00 pm  
Blogger Arti Honrao said...

Oh one more thing ...
Pls do check out
and tell me what you think about it :)

Love and regards

Thursday, September 07, 2006 3:40:00 pm  
Blogger AMMedeiros said...

Mas que ausência!
O luar faz falta!

Gostei muito do poema...tão leve... simples... bonito. Uma escolha de sensibilidade.

Um beijo

Thursday, September 07, 2006 4:39:00 pm  
Blogger Moonlover said...

Thank you all :D
Hugs & kissies,

Thursday, September 07, 2006 6:09:00 pm  

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