ari' anna arena

Rookie (JANUARY / Rome Italy)

What's A Heaven For

'Ah, but a man's reach should exceed his grasp-
or what's a heaven for? '
-Robert Browning

This life
is all
in my hands
It's where I held
dreams desires
Too many mysteries
Losses lives loves
Where I've held words
like broken heaven heart
Lifted up every moment
like a feather or cloud

These hands
once opened
into yours
your fingers
one by one
each one
as though

I still reach
for you
in the night
My hands
But I keep

Or what's a heaven for

Submitted: Monday, February 11, 2008
Edited: Monday, February 11, 2008

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  • Rookie Phillip Sawatzky (5/16/2008 1:58:00 AM)

    Simply exquisite, A, You touch me with your language and soul. Hope you keep writing (as if that was an option!) and writing more truly great poems. I think of the sea, I think of you, rolling on into the depths of tomorrow. Phillip (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Nomi Mas (2/11/2008 7:06:00 AM)

    inspiring, thx (Report) Reply

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