Saturday, June 30, 2018

Poetry Friday - On Sunsets

Hello lovers of the weekend. This week's Poetry Friday is hosted by Carol over at Carol's Corner where she shares a poem that piqued her interest. I think I'm going to follow suit. I've subscribed to 'poem-a-day' from poets.org, and the one below by Elinor Wylie arrived in my inbox earlier this week. 

Sunset on the Spire 
Elinor Wylie

All that I dream
    By day or night
Lives in that stream
    Of lovely light.
Here is the earth,
    And there is the spire;
This is my hearth,
    And that is my fire.
From the sun’s dome
    I am shouted proof
That this is my home,
    And that is my roof.
Here is my food,
    And here is my drink,
And I am wooed
    From the moon’s brink.
And the days go over,
    And the nights end;
Here is my lover,
    Here is my friend.
All that I
    Could ever ask
Wears that sky
    Like a thin gold mask.



I need to read poetry more widely (in fact just reading in general) - I don't always get contemporary form, so this one is a bit of a throwback from the 1920s. I think I was drawn to the imagery and the way it sounded in my head as I read it. 

Hope everyone finds a poem they resonate with to carry them through the rest of the week!

11 comments:

  1. I got this one in my email this week, too, and also enjoyed it! It's a reminder of how much there is to love and appreciate. Thanks for sharing it!

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  2. And those words show that it is enough. Lovely!

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  3. This is lovely. I share other people's poetry about 75% of the time. That's absolutely fine!

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    1. Yes, sometimes it's hard to come up with something of your own each week. Plus it's good for filling up the creative well.

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  4. "And the days go over/ and the nights end" -- what a lovely, tumble-y way to describe it. Have a great weekend, Erin!

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  5. I also subscribe to the daily poem, but I missed this one this week. I'm glad I caught it here. I love the sound of it.

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    1. Even though it's only one poem a day I find it hard to keep up with all of them sometimes!

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  6. "And I am wooed
    from the moon's brink"
    I love those lines--such lovely sounds and imagery!

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  7. Lovely poem, nice to look into what's right in front of us for inspiration, thanks for sharing Elinor Wylie's poem.

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