I Wanted: An Old Poem Revised for the New Year

Thursday, January 3, 2013

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
breaking.

Trespass.

14 comments:

Melissa Sarno said...

Oh I love this. Especially this: "I wanted the loudest thing in the morning light to be my heart, still beating."

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

Richard Butler said...

Beth,
Very lovely and moving. I also love the "I wanted the loudest.. line

Thank you for sharing

kelly said...


I like the moon line but I'm not gonna quibble with melissa.

Beautiful.

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