Sunday, February 15, 2009

Love Poem

Love Poem

When you fall in love,
you jockey your horse
into the flaming barn.

You hire a cabin
on the shiny Titanic.
You tease the black bear.

Reading the Monitor,
you scan the obituaries
looking for your name.


"Love Poem" by Donald Hall, from White Apples and the Taste of Stone: Selected Poems 1946-2006. © Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006.

2 comments:

Eric Valentine said...

Nice poem. The trick I feel, when one loses their heart, make sure to hang on to the reins.. :)

George said...

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