Tuesday, July 18, 2006

July is National Poetry Month!

From A Hot Apartment: Heatwave July '06

No one else seems to quite get this;
no one else is quiet like this.

I think I quite like you, because
I'm quiet like you.

Right now the world
is not quite quiet; it's still,
which is not quite the same.

Alone in my room,
on this sweaty morning,
I understood everything
perfectly for a while.

Which isn't to say
I was an expert on the minutiae;
I only understood that there IS
an everything; I think it's
the hum of my fan
that makes my head so quiet
so I can think everything at once.

I'm not quite saying what I mean;
I think I'll go be quiet a while longer.


Lori Witzel said...

Well, I'd like to comment on that quite quiet poem, but it's so...

q u i e t

in here.


Crafty Green Poet said...

A very quiet poem on quietness. I like that in today's noisy world.

Donna K. said...

And then when you enter a place that is air conditioned your body goes slack and the quietness makes you fall to the floor in sleep...

didi said...


Are you able to record this poem for miPOradio's The Goodnight Show? I would need it by this week if you can.

Thank you,
Didi Menendez