Saturday, October 29, 2011

Happy Birthday, Valerie

Today in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in 1933, Valerie Worth was born. I love her Small Poems.

Stars

While we
Know they are
Enormous suns,
Gold lashing
Fire-oceans,
Seas of heavy silver flame,

They look as
Though they could
Be swept
Down, and heaped,
Cold crystal
Sparks, in one
Cupped palm.

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6 Comments:

At 9:06 AM, October 29, 2011 Anonymous alfajri had this to say...

nice poems

 
At 2:23 PM, October 29, 2011 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

Well, no, actually they don't look as though they could be anything of the sort. Do they?

 
At 3:44 PM, October 29, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

Don't they?

 
At 4:09 PM, October 29, 2011 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

Well, no, they look utterly beyond holding in the hand. As though, if one were to sweep them - and that in itself is unthinkable - they would heap, hundred on hundred, thousand upon thousand, million upon million, uncountable trillions, overflowing the hand, let alone the palm, let alone thought. A lot of them.

 
At 12:57 PM, October 30, 2011 Blogger The Ridger, FCD had this to say...

I suppose that depends on where you live and how many of them you can see.

 
At 4:15 PM, October 30, 2011 Anonymous Picky had this to say...

Ah, yes, that's true.

 

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