Noelle Kocot

(1969 / New York)

Noelle Kocot Poems

1. On My Third Anniversary In New Jersey 5/16/2014
2. Talk 5/16/2014
3. On My Sober Anniversary 10/15/2016
4. Happiness 10/15/2016
5. Reflections On Youth 10/15/2016
6. To Live Intelligently 10/15/2016
7. Present 10/15/2016
8. The Peace That So Lovingly Descends 5/16/2014
9. Compassion Iv 5/16/2014
10. On Being An Artist 5/16/2014
11. I Am Like A Desert Owl, An Owl Among The Ruins 5/16/2014
12. While Writing 1/20/2003
Best Poem of Noelle Kocot

While Writing

Someone inside says, "Get busy."
But I've got appointments to keep,
I have an abstemious love of equations calculated quickly
While the tepid day melts into design.

And the high cheekbones of the beautiful life
Bear the loose look of a calendar by lamplight.
I search for patterns in everything.
I am tied in knots of comprehension.

I think, how useful it might be
To pierce all the hands of the earth
With an oath of pins encircling snarling planets
But talent and shallowness sewn together

Is nothing but a kerchief tied around a ...

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