Your Window

“That’s how it is sometimes–
God comes to your window,
all bright light and black wings,
and you’re just too tired to open it.”

― Dorianne Laux, What We Carry

9 Comments

  1. dammmnn, dorianna is a true genius isnt she. i absolutely looovved the girl in the dooryway. that did things to me. and moon in the window. perhaps the best poet i have ever encountered on the internet

    1. I know dear, totally agree with you. She writes so beautiful. My favorite poems by her so far by her have been Family Stories and Blossom. I will look up the poems that you have suggested. I admit I have not read as much of her work as I want to, as her books are still in ‘to-read’ list (a list that now is ridiculously long). So thanks a lot for the suggestion. What are your other favorite poets or poems? I feel we have same tastes in poem, so looking forward to more suggestions from you 🙂 😀

      1. i will read those books as well. unfortunately, i cant find her books anywhere. maybe its cause i live in pakistan which doesnt have a lot of books shops. i dont know. its devastating cause thats most probably the only author whoose every single poem is pure magic. i am very critical of poetry.
        here:
        https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0doGM_6izYg- the genius of the crowd by charles bukowski
        people arent good by charles bukowski https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pgG88p7F98c
        ellen bass. shes only released three of the her poems. called dead butterfly ( my favvv ) at the world has need of you ( again my favv )
        dead butterfly :
        the world has need of you: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/527273068874974463/
        dead butterfly: https://www.pinterest.com/pin/527273068875801930/

        segovia amil is also a reallllly great writer. honestly sooo inspirational.

        share you favs as well with me. i would LOOVE to know.
        also, if u find the time to read them, tell me which ones u like and dont

      2. Thanks a lot dear, for all the suggestions. Can’t wait to read them all. I have read bits of Bukowski and I have liked all that I have read of his work. I have read one poem of Ellen Bass, that one poem is something that is still in my mind “Gate C22” – such a beautiful and heartfelt poem. Others I am excited to read. But it will probably take a little time before I get around to that. But will let you know as soon as I read them.

        My favs in poetry are a bit difficult to list, since I read more of fiction prose than poetry. I do read poems but my reading is not that organized, I just have list of poems that I like and not necessarily list of poets. But mostly in modern poetry I have read lot from Lang Leav (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7012565.Lang_Leav) and Tyler Knott Gregson (https://www.goodreads.com/author/quotes/7075956.Tyler_Knott_Gregson). I especially like his facebook page where his poems are written or typed in bits of random paper – https://www.facebook.com/TylerKnottGregson/ (I so want to buy a book of his).

        Other than that I guess a poet whose works I have read a lot is Lord Byron. I have a diary full of every line by him that I have read and loved. The first poem that I had read of him was “The Tear” (https://itrainsinmyheart.wordpress.com/2012/03/15/the-tear-by-lord-byron/), it made me fall in love with his writing. Another beautiful poem of his is “Thou art dead, as young and fair”.
        Apart from that I also like poems by Dorothy Parker. Some poems of her that I can recall are “Landscape”, “A fairly sad tale”. (I think I have posted them somewhere on my blog). There are many others but they are all written in a diary somewhere.
        Rumi is also one of my favourites. He is one poet whose work I have read a lot and still reading.

        I also love reading translated korean poems. Not all, but sometimes I do end up finding something so priceless. Here are some of them:
        “A Consistent Life” (https://atroubledbison.tumblr.com/post/167454171310/a-consistent-life)
        “Lips, Before a Dead Flower Tree” (https://atroubledbison.tumblr.com/post/185776227737/lips-before-a-dead-flower-tree)
        “Guleumchi Bus Station” (https://atroubledbison.tumblr.com/post/186405070874/guleumchi-bus-station)

        Since I think I am going overboard by listing so much, I will stop here. Let me know if you like anything that I suggested 🙂

        Have a nice day dear. Once again thank you for taking your time to suggest the poems that you did. 😀

      3. hiiii, i am sorry it took soo long for me to respond. i just got…busy. anywho, i am honored you shared this with me, truly honored and nooo, u definitely did not go overboard with the suggestions. i wlll look into them, inshAllah. till then, thank you for sharing and yeah… 🙂

      4. It is such a beautiful poem 🙂
        My fav line in the poem was

        “I burned
        my hand cooking over a low flame,
        that flame now alive under my skin…”

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