Love Poem

By Dorothea Lasky

Love Poem


The rain whistled.

A taxi brought me to your apartment building

And there I stood.

I had dreamed a dream

Of us in a bedroom.

The light shining upon us in white sheets.

You were singing me a song of your sailing days

And in the dream

I reached deep in you and pulled out a cardinal

Which in bright red

Flew out the window.

Sometimes when we talk

On the phone, I think to myself

That the deep perfect of your soul

Is what draws me to you.

But still what soul is perfect?

All souls are misshapen and off-colored.

Morning comes within a soul

And makes it obey another law

In which all souls are snowflakes.

Once at a funeral, a man had died

And with the prayers said, his soul flew up in a hurry

Like it had been let out of something awful.

It was strangely colored, that soul.

And it was a funny shape and a funny temperature.

As it blew away, all of us looking felt the cold.

Main Idea

A woman has a dream about the man she loves in which she reaches into his chest and a cardinal comes out in her hand. This cardinal symbolizing the man's life; as the cardinal flies out the window, this symbolizes the man dying. She starts to talk about how she loves the man and why. Then the scene changes to the funeral of the man. The man's soul flies away, acting as a bird might, and everyone at the funeral felt that the man's soul is departed.
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Reasons Why

I chose this poem because having a lover die is a strange situation to have to live through. The grief is imaginable as well as the pain and feeling of being lost without the person. I know these feelings because I've been there. This poem spoke to me because of the way the author doesn't describe her grief, but her love she had for the man she was with and that is how I choose to live after having the same experience.
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Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy

Your fingertips across my skin

The palm trees swaying in the wind

Images


You sang me Spanish lullabies

The sweetest sadness in your eyes

Clever trick


I never want to see you unhappy

I thought you'd want the same for me


Goodbye, my almost lover

Goodbye, my hopeless dream

I'm trying not to think about you

Can't you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance

My back is turned on you

I should've known you'd bring me heartache

Almost lovers always do


We walked along a crowded street

You took my hand and danced with me

Images


And when you left you kissed my lips

You told me you'd never ever forget these images, no


I never want to see you unhappy

I thought you'd want the same for me


Goodbye, my almost lover

Goodbye, my hopeless dream

I'm trying not to think about you

Can't you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance

My back is turned on you

I should've known you'd bring me heartache

Almost lovers always do


I cannot go to the ocean

I cannot drive the streets at night

I cannot wake up in the morning

Without you on my mind

So you're gone and I'm haunted

And I bet you are just fine

Did I make it that easy

To walk right in and out of my life?


Goodbye, my almost lover

Goodbye, my hopeless dream

I'm trying not to think about you

Can't you just let me be?

So long, my luckless romance

My back is turned on you

I should've known you'd bring me heartache

Almost lovers always do

Connections

Both the song and the poem I chose involve losing a lover. They may not mean losing a lover in exactly the same way but the song does involve saying goodbye to an "almost lover". Of course, when a lover, or anyone for that matter, is lost then goodbyes need to be made. While saying goodbye when a loved one passes, it may feel like you have to turn your back on them (at least that's how it felt for me) as stated in the lyrics of the song I chose.
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Original Poem

Whisper

"I could never imagine how she must feel"

"I could never imagine the time it would take to heal"

These things I hear

I want to disappear

I don't want pity

I want to run from this city


How do you feel?

How will I heal?

The things you would say I wish I could hear

I dearly don't want you to disappear

I don't want their pity

I need to fly from this city


Brakes squeal

All breaths stop.

What have I done?

Wake up!

WAKE UP!!

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