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  • February 25th, 2011 | 4:39 AM
Poetry Friday - Mary Mackey

A friend pointed me to this today and it is one of those poems that spoke to me right away. No need to try and figure it out. I love every line, wished that I had written them all. This poet is new to me and I can see that I am going to have to look for more of her work.

The Kama Sutra of Kindness: Position Number 3
by Mary Mackey

It's easy to love
through a cold spring
when the poles
of the willows
turn green
pollen falls like
a yellow curtain
and the scent of
Paper Whites
the air

but to love for a lifetime
takes talent
This is one of my favorite

but to love for a lifetime
takes talent

you have to mix yourself
with the strange
beauty of someone
wake each morning
for 72,000
mornings in
a row so
breathed and
bound and
that you can hardly
sort out
your arms

Click here to read the rest of the poem.

Also check out this week's list poem's from the Poetry Push.

Sara Lewis Holmes has the Poetry Friday round-up today.
There are so many stories only you can tell.Tell them, please.


( 17 comments — Leave comment )
February 25th, 2011 11:20 am (UTC)
tanita says:
I have a cartoon of The Kama Sutra of Reading which amuses me, as it's a couple entwined with books -- but this, this is beauty. What a lovely thing to read after a tough week.
February 25th, 2011 01:19 pm (UTC)
I like this one too. Thanks for posting it!
March 1st, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it!
February 25th, 2011 01:35 pm (UTC)
Oh,love this! Thanks for posting!
March 1st, 2011 06:54 am (UTC)
I'm glad you enjoyed it.
February 25th, 2011 01:45 pm (UTC)
That stung tears to my eyes. So beautiful. Into my save forever pile it goes!
March 1st, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
It made me cry too. And was saved to my perma-poem journal. I really wished I had written it...it hit me that much.
February 25th, 2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
I love this. Thank you for posting it! I just sent it to my husband.
March 1st, 2011 06:53 am (UTC)
I'm glad you liked it, and shared it. It's a poem that is meant to be shared.
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March 1st, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Isn't that a perfect image?
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March 1st, 2011 06:52 am (UTC)
Glad you liked it, Laura.
February 25th, 2011 06:14 pm (UTC)
Beautiful. Like you, I'm going to look for more of this poet's work :)!
March 1st, 2011 06:47 am (UTC)
I just ordered the book it is from. I'm looking forward to reading it.
February 27th, 2011 03:20 pm (UTC)
I loved getting this from Writer's Almanac, and I loved seeing it again through your eyes!
March 1st, 2011 06:48 am (UTC)
Thanks! I so enjoy the Writer's Almanac. It introduces me to so many new voices.
February 27th, 2011 08:24 pm (UTC)
Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.
March 1st, 2011 06:49 am (UTC)
Thanks for reading.
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