I Wanted (a poem)

Friday, February 11, 2011

I Wanted

I wanted the whole moon
white where it is, blue how it falls.

I wanted the earth,
collapsing and folding.

I wanted the ocean to rise
and unberth us.

I wanted the loudest thing
in the morning light
to be my heart,
still beating. 

The short break
in a long poem.

The glass to stop



Susan Taylor Brown said...

oh Beth....this is lovely. I was expected one thing and then, when I got to the end, I sucked in a breath in surprise.

You set mood with so few words. I want to learn how to do that. How to be less wordy and more mood inspiring.

Thank you for sharing this.

Lilian Nattel said...

Thank you for posting your poem, wonderful to read.

Erin said...

This is so wonderful, poignant.

Crystal Fields said...

I just love this so very much. What a beautiful poem.

Susan Tekulve said...

This is my favorite one so far. Thanks for pointing me to your photo blog spot. You really are a wonderful photographer, always have been. Susan T.

The1stdaughter said...

Gorgeous. I love it.

Thank you for sharing.

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