Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

A Poem Should Not Be Written-When One Is Waiting For A Bus


A POEM SHOULD NOT BE WRITTEN-WHEN ONE IS WAITING FOR A BUS

A poem should not be written
When one is waiting for a bus
And simply trying to pass the time.

It should be written in solitude
After deep reflection
Ripeness as all
The falling fruit-

But this poem
Knows no ‘should’-
Knows only the long desperation
Of the happy holiday day-

Writing the words down quietly-
As if anything and everything I have to say
Is really
The poem I have religiously long waited for.

Submitted: Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (A Poem Should Not Be Written-When One Is Waiting For A Bus by Shalom Freedman )

Enter the verification code :

There is no comment submitted by members..

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Pass The Grave, Allian Bern Ballares Fuentes
  2. war and peace, lee fones
  3. Little Body Songs, Sidney Wade
  4. My Istanbul, Sidney Wade
  5. Luna Moth, Sidney Wade
  6. CYNTHIA SMILES, Thomas Bates
  7. Such Luck, Sidney Wade
  8. I Had A Dream., richard harris
  9. Interlude, Sidney Wade
  10. The Generations Of the Stamped Fools., Bazi alis Subrata Ray

Poem of the Day

poet Emily Dickinson

239

"Heaven"—is what I cannot reach!
The Apple on the Tree—
Provided it do hopeless—hang—
That—"Heaven" is—to Me!

...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet John Burroughs

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]