It goes without saying that a fine short poem can have the resonance and depth of an entire novel.
Busy writing poems for the Summer Poetry Swap this week! I wrote one for the wrong person first (how is that possible, you wonder? I found a way...), plus I am doing two people for the first swap, so I have been working on three poems. I am going to be collecting poems about mistakes for an anthology, so I have been doing prep work for that as well.
Here's a short poem by James Wright, plus a song:
By James A Wright
The moon drops one or two feathers into the field.
The dark wheat listens.
There they are, the moon's young, trying
Between trees, a slender woman lifts up the lovely shadow
Of her face, and now she steps into the air, now she is gone
Wholly, into the air.
I stand alone by an elder tree, I do not dare breathe
The wheat leans back toward its own darkness,
And I lean toward mine.
I think immortality is a real draw for many writers, don't you? Poet by Bastille:
You can find the Poetry Friday round-up at Carol's Corner. Thanks, Carol!