Explore Poems GO!

If I Could Write Words

Rating: 2.8

If I could write words
Like leaves on an autumn forest floor,
What a bonfire my letters would make.

If I could speak words of water,
You would drown when I said
'I love you.'

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Richard Wheeler 25 January 2012

So do I! Spike Milligan was, unfortunately, a largely unrecognised genius, a unique observer of life, a wordsmith extraordinaire and an exceptional humorist. RIP mate!

6 0 Reply
Meg Tapp 11 January 2012

I wish I had written this.

5 0 Reply
David Coe 13 February 2012

And to confirm his sense of humour he asked for these words to be carved on his headstone I TOLD YOU I WAS ILL

4 0 Reply
Mahtab Bangalee 25 November 2020

If I could speak words of water, You would drown when I said 'I love you.' // excellent loving poem In the autumn leaves and buds Let the poet's literal image live lively Let it be the sleepless spiritual music Let it be the sweetest smile of beloved Let it be poetry where the poet will say- I love....

0 0 Reply
Suryendu Chaudhury 13 October 2020

The note of humour, the imaginative potential are rare and precious in this poem.

0 0 Reply
Dr Antony Theodore 25 November 2020

If I could speak words of water, You would drown when I said 'I love you.' imagination and love. tony

0 0 Reply
dear soulmate 25 November 2020

oh that's a beautiful poem for Soulmate If I could speak words of water, You would drown when I said 'I love you.'

0 0 Reply
L MILTON HANKINS 25 November 2020

What a lovely, interesting, and moving verse. You are to be commended, Spike, for this write!

0 0 Reply
Edward Kofi Louis 25 November 2020

Words of love! ! Acts of peace. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

0 0 Reply
Ratnakar Mandlik 25 November 2020

Fantastic flight of imagery with equally fantastic style of expression. A beautiful modern poem.

0 0 Reply