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


  1. cindy knoke says:

    He will get in anyway.

    1. Nayana Nair says:

      That’s so beautiful and true. 🙂

  2. 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. Nayana Nair says:

      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: the genius of the crowd by charles bukowski
        people arent good by charles bukowski
        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:
        dead butterfly:

        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. Nayana Nair says:

        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 ( and Tyler Knott Gregson ( I especially like his facebook page where his poems are written or typed in bits of random paper – (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” (, 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” (
        “Lips, Before a Dead Flower Tree” (
        “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. also, i looveee blossom by dorianne.

      5. Nayana Nair says:

        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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