Dorothea Lasky

(St. Louis, Missouri)

Love Poem - Poem by Dorothea Lasky

The rain whistled.

A taxi brought me to your apartment building
And there I stood.

I had dreamed a dream
Of us in a bedroom.
The light shining upon us in white sheets.

You were singing me a song of your sailing days
And in the dream
I reached deep in you and pulled out a cardinal
Which in bright red
Flew out the window.

Sometimes when we talk
On the phone, I think to myself
That the deep perfect of your soul
Is what draws me to you.
But still what soul is perfect?
All souls are misshapen and off-colored.
Morning comes within a soul
And makes it obey another law
In which all souls are snowflakes.

Once at a funeral, a man had died
And with the prayers said, his soul flew up in a hurry
Like it had been let out of something awful.
It was strangely colored, that soul.
And it was a funny shape and a funny temperature.
As it blew away, all of us looking felt the cold.

Comments about Love Poem by Dorothea Lasky

  • Susan Williams (10/17/2016 2:33:00 PM)

    My day to meet unusual poems! What a blessing to meet an entirely different approach to poetry coupled with a mind that flits from topic to topic until the reader sees at the end that all were threads she wove together in a stunning challenge to our thought processes. I am going to have to read more from this poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Kathy Van Kurin (10/17/2016 1:21:00 PM)

    Love Poem
    Dorothea LaskyLilting Melody was this poem of a song. I felt my own mind explore as I read your words. Pretty fun to find reality within the heart. Blessings in your creativity! .................Kathy (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (10/17/2016 1:12:00 PM)

    This is one of the modern poems I very much loved reading. Don't ask me why, because modern poems are always beyond questioning. This one has a rare beauty about it. (10) (Report) Reply

  • (10/17/2016 11:10:00 AM)

    A fantastic love poem with love's all the shines and blues. Congrats on it's selection as modern poem of the Day. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (10/17/2016 10:33:00 AM)

    Congrats for the POTD
    a wonderful poem deserves all applause. (Report) Reply

  • Anil Kumar Panda (10/17/2016 9:54:00 AM)

    But hope does not die till the end. There is hope that soul will come back with a new attire to face the struggle called life. Nice poem.Congrats for selection. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/17/2016 4:42:00 AM)

    There i stood! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Col Muhamad Khalid Khan (10/17/2016 2:21:00 AM)

    Love Poem
    Congratulations on being selected for Modern poem of the day.Well done Keep it up
    Col Muhammad Khalid Khan
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  • Robert Murray Smith (10/17/2016 12:23:00 AM)

    Love Poem
    Congrats on being selected.

    This poem is really about dreams.

    You might like my Seen In Dreams.

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Poem Submitted: Friday, September 23, 2016

Poem Edited: Friday, September 23, 2016

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