Poems

Ode 2357

"Granite and Wineglass"
You are granite.
I am an empty wineglass.
You know what happens when we touch!
You laugh like the sun coming up laughs
at a star that disappears into it.
Love opens my chest, and thought
returns to its confines.
Patient and rational considerations leave.
Only passion stays, whimpering and feverish.
Some men fall down in the road like dregs thrown out.
Then, totally reckless, the next morning
they gallop out with new purposes. Love
is the reality, and poetry is the drum
that calls us to that. Don't keep complaining
about loneliness! Let the fear-language of that theme
crack open and float away. Let the priest come down
from his tower, and not go back up!



Poem topics: , , , , ,

Rate this poem:

Add Ode 2357 poem to your favorites

Add Poet Mewlana Jalaluddin Rumi to your favorites

Popular Poets

Ben Jonson (37 poems)
Eugene O'Curry (1 poems)
Arthur Bayldon (3 poems)
Lady Anne Lindsay (1 poems)
William Alexander Percy (1 poems)
Emily Brontë (13 poems)
Begum Alizakhan (0 poems)
David Ignatow (3 poems)
Kuno Meyer (1 poems)
Allen Ginsberg (2 poems)

Popular Poems

A Word To The 'Elect', by Anne Brontë
Psalm CXVII., by Henry King
Lines Traced Under An Image Of Amor Threatening, by Herman Melville
Morning, by Hilda Conkling
What Else, by Joseph Skipsey
Fame [he Held A Book In His Knotty Paws], by Ambrose Bierce
As by the dead we love to sit, by Emily Dickinson
A Song Of Sherwood, by Alfred Noyes
Et lidet Barn saa lystelig, by Nicolaj Frederik Severin Grundtvig
The Vision Of The Maid Of Orleans - The Third Book, by Robert Southey