Born Today Poem by Anselm Hollo

Born Today

Rating: 4.9

for Jane

is to be one to the one
closest to you
who shares the air
& other elements
right there next to you

two bodies wrapped in darkness
among millions of other bodies
wrapped in darkness & smoke
war bloodshed & chaos
voices rising out of the dirt

one to the one without whom one
wouldn't be one
who saves one when lost
in regions of the past
raging at bygone constellations
pursued by a swarm of angst gnats
who saves by her sight & sound & touch
to notice
that gravity's strong on this planet
there's a half-ton of apples in that tree
notice cricket jumping on cedar branch
feline humor magpie elegance

in sum
this world
born not so long ago
with maybe not that far to go
still roaming
the contradictory corridors
of a universe or two
wind turns pages then shuts book
he looks up she looks up from piano keys

hold that frame

Sylvia Frances Chan 21 October 2019

Born Today, that means On The 9th of MAY, so not really today Monday the 21 October. Anyhow I congratulate your beloved family, dear late Anselm Hollo with being The Modern Poem Of The Day, hurray for your beloved family. This loveliest poem was submitted on the 9 May 2015 and you have gone to Heaven on the 29 JAN 2013. What a great wonder, dear late Anselm. Now we can enjoy your BirthDAY poem to your wife Jane, also an artist.

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Anil Kumar Panda 21 October 2018

Very nice poem indeed. Loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 21 October 2018

Beautiful poem with nice imagery.

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Edward Kofi Louis 21 October 2018

Constellations! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Bernard F. Asuncion 21 October 2018

Such a magnificent poem by Anselm Hollo...............

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Ratnakar Mandlik 21 October 2019

The contradictory corridors of a universe or two" Innovative conceptualization deserving modern poem of the day.

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Lyn Paul 21 October 2019

A wonderful poem. It is like being there and hearing the conversation.

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Orbiam Simon 21 October 2019

A very nice poem and so inspiring it keep mvoing on and on until it droped me half way which I'm still waiting.

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Tamara Beryl Latham 21 October 2019

Great imagery and a well-written poem. Congratulations on POD. : -)

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Mahtab Bangalee 21 October 2019

in sum this world born not so long ago with maybe not that far to go still roaming beautiful poetic writings on BORN TODAY

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