Saturday, February 14, 2009

To my heart's desires, bosom buddies, ethereality of my ethos, in other words, all of you.

Two Poems by Nikki Giovanni

Winter Poem

once a snowflake fell

on my brow and i loved

it so much and i kissed

it and it was happy and called its cousins

and brothers and a web

of snow engulfed me then

i reached to love them all

and i squeezed them and they became

a spring rain and i stood perfectly

still and was a flower

Written by Nikki Giovanni

Kidnap Poem

Ever been kidnapped by a poet

if i were a poet i'd kidnap you

put you in my phrases and meter
You to jones beach or maybe coney island

or maybe just to my house

lyric you in lilacs

dash you in the rain

blend into the beach

to complement my see

Play the lyre for you

ode you with my love song

anything to win you wrap you in the red Black green

show you off to mama

yeah if i were a poet i'd kid

nap you

Written by Nikki Giovanni


  1. What a treat! The first one, Winter Poem, is particularly poignant to me - almost shivering, here.

    Thank you for sharing and brightening my day!



  2. Oh that first poem... Oh my heart! Oh the last two lines of that first poem...

    Thank you!

  3. I'm so glad you enjoyed it! I encourage you to check out Nikki Giovanni. I first discovered her when she read a poem she wrote for the Virginia Tech tragedies... She is an amazing spirit.

    As are both of you!


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