Sunday, January 9, 2011

A thought, or is it two? About love and poetry


Poetry would be
One fifth less without sight
Less what is said
With words, than the intention.

Love would be
One sixth less without sight
A precious ingredient
What unnamed sense, the addition?

Ken Goree


  1. My favorite so far....really good. The middle of the night (or is it the really early morning) seems to suit you.

  2. If you get them as an e-mail (if you subscribed to that function), you will get all post for one day at the same time, in the middle of the night after the day has finished. However, If you go straight to the blog, it shows what time I actually made a post. That being said, I'm either up that late, or up that early. You never can tell which it will be.

  3. At the risk of being a copy cat, this is also my favorite so far. I am curious what is the element that you feel is the addition?

  4. Ahhh, the missing element. How can you explain something that reason says doesn’t exist? It is magic; chemistry; magnetism; an impossible connection. It’s waking up at night, knowing your lover just woke up, too. It’s noticing that you are humming the same tune over and over, and then finding out later it is your lover’s favorite. It is finding reason to be courageous when there had been no volition moments before.

    This is my best shot at it, at this time of night. I’ll try to come up with something more, in the future.

  5. Perhaps the sixth sense is the poetry of two lives intertwined with loving intention? Though I like your answer better.

    It's a good thing you don't own a white horse or you would be practically perfect :).

    PS - You don't need to post this - just musing.

  6. PS - My special letters to enter in order to send the last post were "man ugh". I think your blog is sending me secret messages.

  7. Or maybe it is wiser, than reason can explain. You personally know, I had been telling my sixth grade girl students almost the same thing ... "Boys ugh!" Good advice at any age.