Monday, May 11, 2009

Dani the Poet

There was this one time, in 2000, when I wrote a poem.

It was a sonnet. I waxed rhapsodic about how I wanted to live in the days of "yore," when people wore pretty dresses and rode around in carriages and didn't have to go to stupid high school and write stupid poems.



It was not the most well researched poem ever written.

But sometimes, at the oddest moments, the closing couplet pops into my head:

"But those times have passed, as all times must pass,
with only the good things recalled at last."

SO GOOD and SO WISE, right? Every time I think of those lines, I give myself a little pat on the bat and smirk at the rest of the world, full of people who are not as good at poetry as I am.

8 comments:

Alison said...

You have the stuff of genius. I can't wait till I can get a sample of your next (sequel) poem. I'll wait years for it, if I have to.

Kristina P. said...

Shakespeare, move over!

rychelle said...

Very deep and insightful. I am sorry only the last part pops to your memory...seeing as I would love to hear the rest...

kfo said...

Sometimes a 3-word poem pops into my head:

"Break it up."

AHH, gives me the chills. So beautiful.

The Boob Nazi said...

Can we get the whole poem on here?

Liz said...

Mmm...Mr. Knightley. Yummy.

Colette said...

Remeber our awesome haiku. The last line pops into my head a lot too.

"and the outcome was peace"

BEAUTIFUL

Dave said...

Epic.

And deep.

And true.