Today’s theme from Grace at Kimmie.GG is
Poetry and Prose – Who are some of your favorite artists? Which poems are your favorite?
Well, I am not a big fan of it. But I do love some of them. Which are short and sweet. I particularly love one by Kamal Das. I have already written about this earlier (feeling lazy to find the post link 😉 ) But here it is again. It is a little dark and sad. And I don’t know what I was going through when I first read this poem, but it is stuck in my head and doesn’t seem to go away.
When I die
Do not throw the meat and bones away
But pile them up
And let them tell
By their smell
What life was worth
On this earth
What love was worth
In the end.
The other poem that I like and that has stayed with me is ‘The Poison Tree’ by William Blake
I was angry with my friend;
I told my wrath, my wrath did end.
I was angry with my foe:
I told it not, my wrath did grow.
And I watered it in fears,
Night & morning with my tears:
And I sunned it with smiles,
And with soft deceitful wiles.
And it grew both day and night.
Till it bore an apple bright.
And my foe beheld it shine,
And he knew that it was mine.
And into my garden stole,
When the night had veiled the pole;
In the morning glad I see;
My foe outstretched beneath the tree.
Of all the things that I have read, these two remained with me. If you have a clue as to what that means let me know 😉
When I read the word prose, the first thing that came to my mind was ‘The Mayor Of Casterbridge’. For some reason I was in love with that story during my school days. I hardly remember the details now. May be it is time to read it again. That and the other one I loved was ‘Around the world in 80 days’. I loved the adventure in 80 days. And the characterization in Casterbridge. I wont be able to repeat the stories now, but I distinctly remember enjoying them very much.
There you go. Two choices from me for poetry and prose. Wanna share yours?