Discussion in 'Poet's Corner' started by BelovedDreamer, Apr 24, 2007.

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  1. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    I did not love wisely
    but then, how does one do so?
    Love is not something one does
    with careful preparation
    it is not in fact
    something one does, per say,
    or has done to them.
    All the times
    the very few times
    I have “done” love
    (not to be confused
    with “making” love,
    or the “doing”
    of a person—which brings
    up odd connotations
    of a Sopranos’ Episode)
    I have more fallen into it
    an accidental sort of endeavor
    like tripping down a flight of stairs
    or bumping into a tourist in Times Square
    they too busy staring up at the sights
    and myself too busy
    worrying about being late
    or being run over by a taxi,
    never expecting
    a hit-and-run by a man
    holding a Lonely Planet Guide to
    The Big Apple.
    I have not loved wisely
    —though I put as much wisdom as I had
    into every experience—
    instead I have blundered into
    fallen down
    stumbled over love
    bashed myself on the head
    offered where I wasn’t welcome
    and made a right mess of it.
    But that’s okay.
    Such things are messy.
    If you don’t need a bib to love,
    and perhaps a handy wipe
    than I’d double check
    just to make sure it was the real deal
    and that if you turned it over
    to look at the bottom
    it didn’t say
    in small letters
    “Made in Taiwan”
    (or flipping open the front cover
    you wouldn’t see the words
    “Abridged Version…”)
    But then
    I’m just a kid,
    what do I know?
    Only a kid would spend
    272 words
    pondering the actuality
    of love.
    Whatever that means.
  2. theleastofthese

    theleastofthese SF Friend Staff Alumni

    I love it! All 272 words of it!:smile:


  3. kindtosnails

    kindtosnails Staff Alumni

    Love this, as I do all your writing, just never have the words to respond...
  4. BelovedDreamer

    BelovedDreamer Well-Known Member

    Awww. gosh. Danke.

    p.s. I love that e.e. cummings quote
  5. ~Nobody~

    ~Nobody~ Well-Known Member

    Fantastic! :smile:

    I really, really like this. :thumbup:
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