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.


Blogger 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.


7:11 AM  
Blogger Crafty Green Poet said...

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

12:08 PM  
Anonymous 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...

9:54 AM  
Blogger 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

11:44 AM  

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