Dorothea Lasky

(St. Louis, Missouri)

Poem To An Unnameable Man - Poem by Dorothea Lasky

You have changed me already. I am a fireball
That is hurtling towards the sky to where you are
You can choose not to look up but I am a giant orange ball
That is throwing sparks upon your face
Oh look at them shake
Upon you like a great planet that has been murdered by change
O too this is so dramatic this shaking
Of my great planet that is bigger than you thought it would be
So you ran and hid
Under a large tree. She was graceful, I think
That tree although soon she will wither
Into ten black snakes upon your throat
And when she does I will be wandering as I always am
A graceful lady that is part museum
Of the voices of the universe everyone else forgets
I will hold your voice in a little box
And when you come upon me I won't look back at you
You will feel a hand upon your heart while I place your voice back
Into the heart from where it came from
And I will not cry also
Although you will expect me to
I was wiser too than you had expected
For I knew all along you were mine

Comments about Poem To An Unnameable Man by Dorothea Lasky

  • (2/20/2017 10:55:00 AM)

    You are a fireball! The poem is profound. Full of emotion and mystery. Haunting. Awesome vivid imagery. Deservedly Poem Of The Day. I will definitely be reading more of your poetry! (Report) Reply

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  • Edward Kofi Louis (2/20/2017 8:26:00 AM)

    Shaking! ! You have changed me already. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • (2/20/2017 7:04:00 AM)

    technically woven, wonderful selection of words, so emotional and impressive.thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • Tom Allport (2/20/2017 6:05:00 AM)

    a poem of knowing some thing before some one else knows? and by doing so it changes that persons persona into some thing completely different. (Report) Reply

  • Bill Cantrell (2/20/2017 5:51:00 AM)

    Beautifully penned! A wonderful arrangement of emotions with a voice of its own! ! 10++++++++ (Report) Reply

  • (2/20/2017 5:36:00 AM)

    I will not cry, although you will expect me to
    Thanks for sharing. Congrats on modern poet of the Day.
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  • Bernard F. Asuncion (2/20/2017 12:27:00 AM)

    You were mine..... thanks for sharing.... (Report) Reply

  • Sylvaonyema Uba (2/20/2017 12:12:00 AM)

    I am a fireball.
    Well written and communicated.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, October 29, 2015

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