Tag Archives: Poetry

Tonight I Can Write (The Saddest Lines) by Pablo Neruda

Pablo Neruda, poetry, love

The quote comes from Neruda’s poem, Tonight I Can Write (The Saddest Lines), which you may read here.  The poem was published in Neruda’s book, Love: Ten Poems. It was this book and its poems that served as the inspiration behind the 1990s film, Il Postino, a breathtakingly beautiful Italian film.

I Hit Send or Modern Meltdown by Stephen Boyle

Check out Steven Boyle’s video from the Penn State student poetry slam.  His nearly 4 minute video about coming out at the age of 20 is touching and hilarious; part poetry and part Mad Lib.

Definitely watch this video but be careful since the language makes it inappropriate for work.

 

A limerick in honor of St. Patrick’s Day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day.  I’ve republished a slightly naughty limerick that I wrote a few years ago in honor of the holiday.

Lim’ricks are the naughtiest prose
Dirty rhymes we love to compose 
Men from Nantucket
Shouting, “Go $uck it!”
Are fun to write I suppose

If you have a limerick you’d like to share, I’d enjoy reading it.  Feel free to e-mail me or leave it in the comments section.

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Poetry is not a form of prose often recited and it often goes over my head, but when I connect with a poem or on the rare occasion I write a poem it resonates in a way that is hard to describe. Here is a poem written by one of my favorite poets, Robert Frost.

Robert Frost

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening was first published in 1923.

Savannah Brown: What guys look for in girls

I love poetry. I think when you can connect to this form of creative prose the content of the expression becomes powerful.  Savannah Brown’s poetry slam What guys look for in girls is one of those poems.

Casual encounters

While I was doing some post holiday house cleaning I stumbled upon a poem I wrote years ago. I actually forgot I wrote this until after I read it.  I’ll never be a poet, but I do love poetry and dabble in it from time to time.  When I write, it tends to be fairly obvious and less articulate, but that can also make it more relatable I suppose.  I’m fairly certain this haiku I wrote summarizes situations that everyone has experienced before.

Casual encounters

a random meeting
the handsome smile is trouble
temptation abounds

Nothing Gold Can Stay

Boston Public Garden

Source: Decodollop blog

One of my favorite poems ever written is by Robert Frost.  Each autumn I post his poem, Nothing gold can stay.  It is obvious that Frost was inspired by the fall foliage in New England when he wrote this poem back in 1923. I hope you enjoy the poem as much as I do.

Nature’s first green is gold
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf’s a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.