English poetry

Poems in English

The Red Poppy

The great thing
Is not having
A mind. Feelings:
Oh, I have those; they
Govern me. I have
A lord in heaven
Called the sun, and open
For him, showing him
The fire of my own heart, fire
Like his presence.
What could such glory be
If not a heart? Oh my brothers and sisters,
Were you like me once, long ago,
Before you were human? Did you
Permit yourselves
To open once, who would never
Open again? Because in truth
I am speaking now
The way you do. I speak
Because I am shattered.

1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 5.00 out of 5)

Poem The Red Poppy - Louise Gluck