Hey there folks.
I’ve now chalked up my 14th day of NanoPoblano, which means that one more poem after this one and we will be halfway there for the month. How heartening indeed!
For tonight’s found poetry excursion, I was very lucky to stumble upon a poetry leaflet today, supplied by a friend that found it in a Doctor’s surgery. It took me off the beaten track into the welcome arms of doing a love poem duet with Harriet Monroe – I can’t wait to share the results with you all! 🙂
Firstly (I think you know the drill by now), here are the lyrics to the poem that Harriet wrote that I used as inspiration for my own found poem.
Also, for your convenience, here is her original poem in its entirety.
“Deserted” by Harriet Monroe
O Love, my love, it’s over then—
Your heart flies free;
And it’s now no more us two again,
The door on you and me.
And it’s now no more the supper spread,
The stove singing low.
Oh, worlds away your feet are led,
Where wild winds blow!
Oh, seas between and worlds away
Our paths run now.
Go, for more dead than coffined clay
Is love’s dead vow.
Go, may your bread be sweet, your rest
As soft and deep be
As when you slept upon my breast
And gave the world for me.
Go, for my heart cries out with pain,
With joy cries out.
Go ! you’ve unwound the golden chain—
Love’s hope, love’s doubt.
Go! you were mine—now mine shall be
The whole brave world.
My spirit flutters and is free,
With wings unfurled.
Out of my little house of bliss,
O lost love sweet,
Out of my grief and loneliness
Now will I rise to greet
My friend who begs in the street below,
My friend who prays above;
And each will be—oh, well I know!—
You—you, lost love.
And finally here is my own found poem based on those moving words above, hope you all like it! 🙂
Photo by neshom on Pixabay
“You Shall Be Whole” by David Ellis
The door singing worlds away
Where seas between paths run
Sweet, soft, deep
You gave the world joy
You shall be whole
Bliss out of will
Each will know
Still want more? Then check out other Day 14 posts from fellow NanoPoblano participants below!