Leslie Marmon Silko


Love Poem - Poem by Leslie Marmon Silko

Rain smell comes with the wind
out of the southwest.
Smell of sand dunes
tall grass glistening
in the rain.
Warm raindrops that fall easy
(this woman)
The summer is born.
Smell of her breathing new life
small gray toads on
damp sand.
(this woman)
whispering to dark wide leaves
white moon blossoms dripping
tracks in the
sand.
Rain smell
I am full of hunger
deep and longing to touch
wet tall grass, green and strong beneath.
This woman loved a man
and she breathed to him
her damp earth song.
I was haunted by this story
I remember it in cottonwood leaves
their fragrance in
the shade.
I remember it in the wide blue sky
when the rain smell comes with the wind.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Love Poem by Leslie Marmon Silko

  • (9/18/2018 10:05:00 AM)

    I think the authors propus of this was to tell people to stick things through together no matter how much bad things get (Report)Reply

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  • Aftab Alam Khursheed (11/10/2014 9:01:00 AM)

    Love poem all about love olfactory - I remember it in the wide blue sky when the rain smell comes with the wind. nice one thank you (Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Monday, November 10, 2014


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