3.10.2012

free verse poetry

Today, we're sharing with you two lovely free verse poems emailed to us by Fernweh reader Shelby. Isn't she talented?

BLESSING

to be remembered is
a beautiful thing
to look past the strangers and meet a beloved smile
to know the curve of the shoulders
and the music of the unheard laugh
to love the sparkle of the eyes and
the dip of a whisper
to know that you matter
you are valued you are loved
you are Somebody not somebody
to be remembered is
a beautiful thing

TODAY MEANS I LOVE YOU

a to-do kind of morning
stretching far back in my mind
with out-loud smiles and candle-bright gazes and
memories of playing in cabinets
on tuesday mornings
paper jumping heart to hand
fresh ink spanning the gap no tongue can bridge
a connection over shakespeare
and at last warm-spiced sighs over blankets and
popcorn to unwind the day
woven
a tapestry of i love you’s
all threaded with kairos and
hemmed with your faithfulness
we look
and it is good
 

10 comments:

  1. free verse poetry is my favorite kind...i love how there aren't any hard and fast rules, it's just pure and free inspiration. xx.

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  2. Ahhh Shelby I love them! Your writing is so beautiful and the way you use this talent for God's glory only is so inspiring! I'm so happy for you :)

    And on a side note, I miss you!
    Abby

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  3. Oh, how beautiful! Yes, that is indeed talent. I often do not care much for free verse poems, but this is gorgeous!!!

    xoxo,
    Grace
    >>-----> tending her garden @ gracesgardenwalk.blogspot.com

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  4. These are beautiful! Love them! :)

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  5. How lovely. Free verse is such an expression of the poet's feelings. There are no limitations, and that can be a glorious thing. Nicely done, these are beautiful. =)

    theramblingem.blogspot.com

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  6. free verse has always been my favorite. love these.
    LF

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  7. Shelby! awesome, and lovely, and just such a great joy!

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