|Water Lilies by Claude Monet|
in lieu of a poem, i’d like to say
apricots & brown teeth in browner mouths nashing dates & a clementine’s underflesh under yellow nail & dates like auntie heads & the first time someone dried mango there was god & grandma’s Sunday only song & how the plums are better as plums dammit & i was wrong & a June’s worth of moons & the kiss stain of the berries & lord the prunes & the miracle of other people’s lives & none of my business & our hands sticky and a good empty & please please pass the bowl around again & the question of dried or ripe & the sex of grapes & too many dates & us us us us & varied are the feast but so same the sound of love gorged & the women in the Y hijab a lily in the water & all of us who come from people who signed with x’s & yesterday made delicacy in the wrinkle of the fruit & at the end of my name begins the lot of us
Copyright © 2019 Danez Smith. Originally published in Poem-a-Day on April 29, 2019, by the Academy of American Poets.
Good day, poets! I hope you all are doing amazingly well. It's May and I can not believe that we are almost halfway through 2019 already. After the grueling Poetry Month, I took a bit of a break from blogging and reading. Also, certain other aspects of life in terms of "future planning" took precedence and would continue to be the center of my attention for a couple of months. It's so good to have a break from all of that and to be hosting over here at With Real Toads.
This is Anmol (alias HA) and I welcome you all to The Tuesday Platform. This is an open link avenue for you to share a link to any poem, old or new, in the widget down below. Once you have done so, do not forget to visit others' links too and share your words/comments with them. I look forward to reading you all and I wish you a wonderfully poetic week ahead.
P.s. You may have noticed that Mr. Linky is getting displayed in a different manner on this post. I am checking if it can be sorted out and restored to the usual display. Till then, please click on the widget button which would open up a new tab. You can add your link and visit others' posts from there.
Hello all... linking up a poem i wrote yesterday in 44 words.
Here is a poem of great meaning to me, the first version of which I published in 2009. I revised it yesterday to 44 words.
Good day, poets! I hope everyone is doing great. I am rather tired of the happenings in my "non-virtual" life. So, I really look forward to all the poems I will get to read this week.
Sorry your non-cyber life has been chaotic. I hope it gets better soon.
Thank you for hosting, Anmol! The weather is extremely hot and humid here during the month of Ramadan. I will be back in the evening to read and comment. Happy Tuesday, everyone!❤️
Life offers a banquet of choice, hope your's settles down.
Happy birthday Anmol! Hope you have a good one :) Mine's a quadrille bout recognising true riches.
Happy birthday Anmol! 🌸🌸🌸
Mine is a quadrille.
Hope your birthday is wonderful, Anmol! May there be cake! Thank you for hosting, kiddo.
Following life's maps through scars and paths. Happy to see you all here.
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Anmol,♪♪
♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪
Pain of some kinds does not have a killer, Aspirin wouldn't go near hurts of feelings. I liked your whopper of an understatement "I won’t be richer by your deceit’s pain." There's nothing left to be said. A good read, Anmol.
Travelled back to 2013 for this one! Mr. G-Man left a comment which of course I treasure.
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