Jenny Joseph

(1932 / Birmingham)

The Sun Has Burst The Sky - Poem by Jenny Joseph

The sun has burst the sky
Because I love you
And the river its banks.

The sea laps the great rocks
Because I love you
And takes no heed of the moon dragging it away
And saying coldly 'Constancy is not for you'.
The blackbird fills the air
Because I love you
With spring and lawns and shadows falling on lawns.

The people walk in the street and laugh
I love you
And far down the river ships sound their hooters
Crazy with joy because I love you.


Comments about The Sun Has Burst The Sky by Jenny Joseph

  • (6/11/2018 9:10:00 AM)


    Superb (Report) Reply

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  • Bhargabi Dei Mahakul (6/7/2018 10:18:00 PM)


    Love of spring is sparking with beauty of perception of nature. Wonderful presentation is very strong as well as very soft. Sun has nice relationship with sky and sea. Both sky and sea hold reflection of sun-rays. People may walk in the street and laugh but this is true that there is love with deepness of action. Love is also power of universe. This is a stunning poem and excellently composed....10 (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (6/7/2018 6:46:00 PM)


    Well, I love this poem because there is beauty in living and reading poetry as lovely as this. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (6/7/2018 1:34:00 PM)


    The poem reflects the outpouring of emotions in a robust love affair.
    Everything seems emanating from its core. Thanks.
    (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (6/7/2018 11:20:00 AM)


    The sea laps the great rock! !

    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
    (Report) Reply

  • Muzahidul Reza (6/7/2018 6:48:00 AM)


    Yes, love has power, and love for humanity has more power (Report) Reply

  • Sheikh Shadi Marjan (6/7/2018 5:46:00 AM)


    The sun has burst the sky
    Because I love you
    And the river its banks.

    ...............................Excellent
    (Report) Reply

  • Mahtab Bangalee (6/7/2018 2:48:00 AM)


    Because of LOVE

    I took birth and

    Because of LOVE

    One day I will die
    (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/7/2018 1:59:00 AM)


    There is an air of unreality in this poem. It does not sound authentic. That is poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (6/7/2018 1:32:00 AM)


    Such a lovely write by Jenny Joseph👍👍👍 (Report) Reply

  • Britte Ninad (6/7/2018 1:15:00 AM)


    Everything is here
    Everything is near
    Everything is fair
    Everything is dear
    Because I love

    Nothing is evil
    Nothing is devil
    Nothing is crude
    Nothing is wild
    Because I love you
    (Report) Reply

  • (4/2/2018 7:33:00 PM)


    The sun has burst the sky
    Because I love you
    And the river its banks.

    The sea laps the great rocks
    Because I love you - - excellent poem, voted 10
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  • (4/2/2018 5:00:00 PM)


    The sea laps the great rocks
    Because I love you
    And takes no heed of the moon dragging it
    away
    And saying coldly 'Constancy is not for you'.
    (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (4/2/2018 4:05:00 PM)


    Blessed are the ones to experience such love. All is filled with joy to witness such love. (Report) Reply

  • Dr.tony Brahmin (4/2/2018 3:35:00 PM)


    The sun has burst the sky
    Because I love you
    And the river its banks....... because i love they are crazy with joy. fine. i smiled.. thank u dear poetess. tony
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  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (4/2/2018 7:50:00 AM)


    Your love for her builds a world of good things around her. Beautiful portrayal of pure passion.
    Nicely penned.
    Thanks poet.
    (Report) Reply

  • Glen Kappy (4/2/2018 7:47:00 AM)


    I never heard of Jenny Joseph nor read this poem before, but I like it. Her images use familiar things put in fresh ways with the hyperbolic excess of joy that love’s perspective can bring. -GK (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (4/2/2018 5:56:00 AM)


    The lover does attribute everything good happening in life to his love for his beloved.
    This shows the profundity and the scope of love. Nice poem. Thanks.
    (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (6/7/2018 11:04:00 PM)

    Everywhere in this universe we perceive love. The poet of this poem of the day today is more crazy about love and finds love in beauty of nature and sun. River banks hold love and sea holds love. Sun is lucky enough. This is an excellent poem. *************** Manja ji I am adding this comment here. Previous comment is taken into another poem of the poet. Thank you very much for your support.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (4/2/2018 2:57:00 AM)


    But now we must have clothes that keep us dry
    And pay our rent and not swear in the street
    And set a good example for the children.
    We must have friends to dinner and read the papers.............touching expression Beautiful poem. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
    (Report) Reply

    Kumarmani Mahakul (6/7/2018 10:57:00 PM)

    Manja ji, perhaps this has happened due to blinking after video play by mistake. Soon I will take this comment to the respective poem titled, Warning. Thank you very much for identifying the fact.

    Rajnish Manga (4/2/2018 6:10:00 AM)

    Sir, the lines reproduced here are from another poem 'Warning' by the same Poet. You may check-up. Thanks.

  • Rae Seagull (4/2/2018 1:31:00 AM)


    A great expression of love! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003



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