Continuing with poems about poetry, words, and books in honor of National Poetry Month.
Texas Heaven by Gino
An excerpt from One Star Fell and Another
by Conrad Aiken
...Then let us not be precious of our thought,
Nor of our words, nor hoard them up as though
We thought our minds a heaven which might change
And lose its virtue, when the word had fallen.
Let us be prodigal, as heaven is:
Lose what we lose, and give what we may give,–
Ourselves are still the same...
Read the rest here.
excerpt from Dylan Thomas' Notes on the Art of Poetry, with line breaks:
I read indiscriminately,
and with my eyes hanging out.
I could never have dreamt that there were
such goings-on in the world between the covers of books,
such sand-storms and ice-blasts of words,
such slashing of humbug,
and humbug too,
such staggering peace,
such enormous laughter,
such and so many blinding bright lights
breaking across the just-awaking wits
and splashing all over the pages in a million bits and pieces
all of which were words, words, words,
and each of which was alive forever
in its own delight and glory and oddity and light.
You can find the Poetry Friday round-up at Life on the Deckle Edge.