14 Ways to Celebrate Poetry – Day 5

More ways to celebrate poetry this week:  Terry Wolverton will be leading a free poetry workshop at Skylight Books, there is still time to RSVP, and Sonya Sones will be reading from The Hunchback of Neiman Marcus on April 10 in Diesel Books in Brentwood.  It’s all listed at the Los Angeles Blogpost 14 Ways to Celebrate National Poetry Month in Los Angeles, http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/jacketcopy/2011/03/14-ways-to-celebrate-national-poetry-month.html.
Today’s poet is Mary Rose Betten

This Is My Beloved

written by Mary Rose Betten

I divine words
dream words
drive words

 

persistence accelerates
demands cohesion

 

Switch off
that car radio
Turn on
some air

 

Answer loves command
Get Down

 

Sticky note it
Don’t be a
tease
Pull over
Set it free

 

I park
where none dare
linger

 

Penetrate
the void

 

Inky
words burst
warm upon
my thighs

 

My forehead
comes to rest
against
the steering wheel
Cooled in
sweet surrender

 

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7 thoughts on “14 Ways to Celebrate Poetry – Day 5

  1. Mary Rose, I love the way single words stands out alone in your poem…”tease” and “linger” and even “inky”. Beautiful poem MRB, loved it. xoxo L

  2. third the motion! You should record this one on an MP3 and let us post it on the site! Your voice is so wonderful you’re an inspiration to us all, and we can’t read the words without imagining how it would sound.
    cheers,
    Laura H

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