tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (somewhere i have never traveled)
Today's poem is by e. e. cummings.  It's one of my favorite poems about romantic love.  I adore cummings's use of unlikely juxtapositions (e.g. "intense fragility").  The words are not complex, but the unusual phrasing means that this is a poem worth reading over more than once.  You really get the sense of how deeply the speaker treasures and is overwhelmed by the subject of the poem.  (Also, as my lovely icon by [livejournal.com profile] isiscaughey suggests, to me this poem works beautifully for the Doctor and Rose.)  cummings is also one of those poets who proves that those who can craft powerfully with words can get away with breaking a host of grammatical rules if they have reasons.

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somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond )
tardis_stowaway: TARDIS under a starry sky and dark tree (nine/rose b&w)
My grand plans of posting lots of poetry have sadly fallen by the wayside.  Well, the month is scarcely over half over, and here's another poem.

Mary Oliver is probably my favorite contemporary poet.  Today's poem, "Wild Geese," is one of her better known poems.  I find it comforting when I am feeling self-critical, overwhelmed, or generally down.

Wild Geese
by Mary Oliver

You do not have to be good [...] )

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