A Place, a World

By John Hertz:  Today is World Poetry Day.

I’ve called attention to Hâfez, Homer, Gerard Manley Hopkins, Li Po, and Wallace Stevens, not to mention Elizabeth Barrett Browning – oops, too late.

So here’s something by E. E. Cummings. I found it on a Poetry In Motion bookmark.

love is a place

love is a place
& through this place of
love move
(with brightness of peace)
all places

yes is a world
& in this world of
yes live
(skilfully curled)
all worlds

Hoping you are the same.

2 thoughts on “A Place, a World

  1. And for poetry that is actually speculative, come visit us at the Science Fiction & Fantasy Poetry Association! You’ll find the final list of Rhysling Award nominees (with links to many of the poems from around the world) at http://www.sfpoetry.com/ra/rhyscand.html; Editor’s Choice poems from past issues of Star*Line at http://www.sfpoetry.com/sl/slarchive.html, and the current issue of our online quarterly poetry journal, Eye to the Telescope, at http://eyetothetelescope.org/.

  2. @FJ Bergmann, nice segue, Fozzy*… <grin> Appreciate the links.

    *no, I don’t know what the F stands for; it’s a Muppet Show reference

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