Tag Archives: poetry

Bless Us

Such a cliche, maybe, but when I’m feeling lost, poems help me find my way.  Often it’s the same ones that I go back to, reliable old friends that remind me what matters.  Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, Mary Oliver, Langston Hughes, e.e. cummings, Maya Angelou, Wendell Berry.

Sometimes I find new ones and they immediately become old friends.  I know they’ll make the permanent rotation as soon as I read them.  This is my new favorite:

It sums up my entire marriage.  Matt and I, planners through and through, but so terrible at taking things slowly and deliberately when it comes right down to it. 

Bless us.

Real Poetry

matt and me

I found these Valentine’s poems for married people via the brilliant Cup of Jo and I read every one and I laughed out loud FOR REAL, not in the LOL kind of way.

This one’s my favorite:

When we have children,
They will watch no television.
No screens.
We will be different from those other parents,
And we will take pride in our being better.
Fast-forward seven years,
And it’s Sunday morning,
6 A.M.
Do you know who our friend is?
SpongeBob SquarePants, that’s who.
And, yes, you can have Mentos for breakfast.

I may need to write a few honest poems myself…


Also, we have two wedding anniversaries, and here‘s why.  Romantic -ish!


 

Inspirational Words

 

I’m reciting this to my kids every day from now on.  One of my favorites, by one of my favorite poets.

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