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A Love Poem Written for Sterling Brown

Rating: 4.7
(after reading a New York Times article re
a mummy kept preserved for about 300 years)

I'm gonna get me some mummy tape for your love
preserve it for 3000 years or more
I'm gonna let the world see you
tapping a blue shell dance of love
I'm gonna ride your love bareback
on totem poles
bear your image on mountains
turning in ocean sleep
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COMMENTS
Khairul Ahsan 03 August 2020
'I'm gonna fly your red/eagle/laughter 'cross the sky' - Wonderful! Congratulations on this poem's selection as the 'Modern Poem of the Day'. As I am not modern, I didn't understand much of it.
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2020
beautiful poem shared.............nice to read
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2020
I know you've gone long time ago but there was love in my heart that's why I kept you in me that's why I made mummy tape to care your corpse that's why I took care everyday so that everyone know this love that's why I decorated your every activities on the painting canvas yes there is love still that's why I come almost to visit your mummy which is preserved for 3000 years
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Mahtab Bangalee 03 August 2020
There was love that's why I cultivated the flowers garden that's why I made fly the pigeon on the blue sky that's why I drawn still the white clouds in my canvas that's why I lit up the evening light
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Deepak Kumar Pattanayak 03 August 2020
Love eternised through mummy... Love redifined with a new concept of keeping it alive....well crafted.......10++
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Passion Rocks 03 August 2020
A poem from my heart, i mis my love! ! !
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whatever dream 03 August 2020
love this poem and i miss my love
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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 August 2020
CONGRATULATIONS for being awarded with the MODERN POEM OF THE DAY, dear SONIA.
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Sylvia Frances Chan 03 August 2020
AMAZING POEM and that only inspired by an article in the newspapar about a mummy of 300 years old. WOW! I am impressed by Sonia's poem so spontaneously uttered. WOW! My deep respect for the great poetess! WHO is Sterling Brown? I don't know and it does not matter too, the key is THIS LOVE POEM inspired by that article WOW! True fascinating, impressed me a very lot. Congratulations dear Sonia. Finest Love poem I ever read.
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Savita Tyagi 13 September 2019
I see that I have read an commented on this poem before. So happy to read it again. Sonia Sanchez is definitely worth reading again and again.
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