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

  • Robert Murray Smith (6/11/2017 11:22:00 PM)

    Love can do this to a happy person. (Report) Reply

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  • Tapan M. Saren (4/16/2017 12:41:00 AM)

    Very romantic poem full of love (Report) Reply

  • (7/4/2016 2:36:00 PM)

    Full of the joy of love! beautifully expressed. love it!

    Tom Billsborough
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  • Susan Williams (3/19/2016 4:27:00 PM)

    Jenny Joseph- - your poem is the very essence of love with its beauty, its joy, and its obsession with itself! (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/19/2016 12:24:00 PM)

    Crazy with Boy! ! Because, the sun has burst the sky. Nice piece of work. (Report) Reply

  • (3/19/2016 9:30:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem! Every thing in world looks pretty when love fills the heart. (Report) Reply

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (3/19/2016 1:09:00 AM)

    Indeed, when you fall in love, the external world seems to be in harmony with what we feel inside...Congrats on being poet of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (2/20/2016 8:10:00 AM)

    Love; y

    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.
    (Report) Reply

  • Seema Jayaraman (11/2/2015 7:54:00 AM)

    Explosions of joy when one is in love, everything seems to burst forth, filled with light and laughter when one is in love. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Cathy Smith (10/25/2015 3:52:00 PM)

    please read my poems and Green Rain by Cathy Smith. and comment...i would love your opinion (Report) Reply

  • Cathy Smith (10/25/2015 3:50:00 PM)

    generally i really do not like love poems. i have not written many myself. but i did write a few. joseph is a wonderful poet for two reasons - she writes like i do (oops) and 2) she is still alive. for being famous she joins the ranks of maya angelou and robert frost - both matter of fact and logical poets that are easily understood. thank you ms. joseph. (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2015 8:59:00 AM)

    a very nice piece. i loved it. (Report) Reply

  • (7/16/2015 8:57:00 AM)

    lovee is a powerful feeling. love it (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2014 9:57:00 AM)

    More poems, please. (Report) Reply

  • (6/6/2014 3:28:00 PM)

    ......a fantastic poem filled with happiness.... (Report) Reply

  • (3/26/2013 9:16:00 AM)

    the mood is lovely, i like happy (Report) Reply

  • (7/22/2011 6:51:00 AM)

    I absolutely LOVE this poem. More poems please. (Report) Reply

  • (1/21/2010 12:06:00 AM)

    A very meaningful poem if in parts it was constructed a litttle more
    simple, it is the start of being a good poet....the first 2 lines could not be better good luck
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  • (1/6/2010 6:16:00 AM)

    Normally I am able to suppress my rage-induced desire to hit small animals with blunt objects. However, after reading this poem I was rendered completely incapacitated by rage, and many suffered.
    Let this be a warning to you all.
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  • (11/26/2008 12:57:00 PM)

    Thank you for sharing, I have tried in my humble poems to grasp this sentiment. Love over all... (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 3, 2003

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