April 12



Juicy little poetic honesty challenge from NaPoWriMo.net today! This promptcould swing to either love or hate, easily. I choose love. These are things hard to say aloud, but with poetry, it flows.

Today’s offering comes to us from Charles Bernstein’s list of poetry experiments. In particular, today I challenge you to “write a poem consisting entirely of things you’d like to say, but never would, to a parent, lover, sibling, child, teacher, roommate, best friend, mayor, president, corporate CEO, etc.”


My feet would follow you to the moon and back.
In my eyes, you can do no wrong.
In my heart, your words have power.
My hands long to make contact.
My mind is preoccupied by you.
My lips long for your kisses.
My body is only at peace when enveloped by you.
I admire your every deed.
I support you through every struggle.
I thank G-d each day that we met.
Although each day it seems impossible to love you more,
I fall deeper and deeper in love, my soulmate.
What a blessing! How undeserving I am!
To be married to a man as great as you.


© 2013 D.L. Lang

This poem was published as a part of Abundant Sparks. Dig it? Grab the book:

This poem was also recorded for the album Happy Accidents:

About Diana L. Lang

Diana L. Lang is the author of the books Personal Archeology: The Poetry of Rediscovery, Abundant Sparks: A Contemporary Poetry Collection, Tea and Sprockets: A Modern American Poetry Book, Look, Ma! No Hands! and Your Poetry eBook: Quick & Easy Formatting for Kindle. In 2015, she recorded her first spoken word album Happy Accidents. Lang is also known for her work on the films The Hebrew Project and Liquid Wind.

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Posted 04/12/2013 by Diana L. Lang in category "Poetry

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