4.20.2011

red-tailed hawk

what am i supposed to do with this love
  the one that moves me all fierce at night
           cleans up after me by day
             with its darkness
                      brilliance
                      & tears
  all its grimacy clouds never baring its teeth
           its quiet    soaring
                           stillness

           what am i supposed to do with this love?

21 comments:

  1. Eeesh! The question! When you figure out the answer, will you drop me a line?

    Loved this most of all: 'all its grimacy clouds never baring its teeth'

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  2. Oh I do like the first line. I like it twice as much as the last line! Also, the title adds a lot to this poem. Good work.

    Mike

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  3. This poem swept me away; very powerful. It is love that causes us most pain, as all emotions emerge from love. Well captured. I enjoyed these lines especially-
    "the one that moves me all fierce at night
    cleans up after me by day
    with its darkness
    brilliance
    & tears
    all its grimacy clouds never baring its teeth
    its quiet soaring
    stillness"
    I like the refrain "what am i supposed to do with this love" too. Packs in many emotions with a few words.

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  4. thanks, friends. not sure this one can be figured out, but i plan to keep at it :)

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  5. Beautiful writing. In the end, it is all love. When not directed at a particular person, it can be directed at every person. A Truth it took me some time to figure out, but which eased the loneliness considerably:) Keep writing.And congrats on the one year mark!!!! Isnt blogging great? Who knew?

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  6. Marian,
    I really liked this for its very 'normality' in terms of the ups and downs of life and love.

    Food for thought!

    Best wishes, Eileen

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  7. big love to you, smart women.
    and right on, who knew blogging was so great?
    love love love

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  8. This poem soars with the angst you present. To be so riddled with questions at that hieight is scary.
    Welcome to the World

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  9. well.....love has power.
    lovely expressions.
    Happy Easter!

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  10. All I can say is love it back.


    (Thank you for the lovely comment)

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  11. Packed full of emotion - and the conundrum that being so loved somehow makes us look for answers to it. The most powerful return to love, is of course, love itself. A wonderful poem.

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