Saturday, May 12, 2007

My clumsiest dear

Be with me, darling, early and late. Smash glasses--
I will study wry music for your sake.
For should your hands drop white and empty
All the toys of the world would break.

--John Frederick Nims

2 comments:

Libby Koponen said...

I have always loved this poem -- do you really think it's bad? I know it's not GREAT, but I would say it is good.....and if my opinion isn't enough, it's included in SOUND & SENSE and not as an example of bad poetry.

Anyway I have always liked it--all of it.

SevenImpossible said...

I have also always loved this poem so very, very much. Thanks for posting this excerpt . . .

-- Jules at 7-Imp