Poetry changes the way we see and experience the world, reveals aspects of our lives and loves we may have lost sight of, and opens us up to the transformative possibilities of language. If they would not say Queer I could not say courage.In its astonishing yet simple way, poetry allows us to reconnect with a world that often feels like it takes us for granted. If they would not name me Bastard, worthless, stupid, whore I could not grab onto my own spoken language,my love for my kind, myself. He spent years gaining the knack for the nick of time, the turn, the on-a-dime dick joke that beats them back. But keep that guard up— this tests agility, not strength. (Also, your contract: Some night you’ll be a monster.) “I gave up my car a year ago” It broke and for six months sat outside his old apartment, even after he moved. * “I sold my car and have been getting to know the city by bike” (architect edition) It’s not that he’s classist—but desperation spoils the view. If you have a new boyfriend, keep your poems brief and not too passionate.
See also: The Rule of Grad Students) * “kinda broke so no car at the moment” Such frank speech—is it brave or is it shameless? I occasionally feel vague howvague idon’t know tenuous Now-spears and The Then-arrows making doour mouths something red, something tall2. And on the verge of this horizon’s indifference, I watch as a ship slips into the distance. You’dwhisper that word into my earas if it were a thing you could taste —a sliver of fish, a swirl of chocolateon the tongue.When you’re trying to convince someone to go on a date with you. R.“Orpheus, Eurydice, Hermes” by Rilke, translated by Stephen Mitchell She was no longer that woman with blue eyeswho once had echoed through the poet’s songs,no longer the wide couch’s scent and island,and that man’s property no longer. …And your voicecomes back to me through the trees, this wordfor what we couldn’t help but doto each other — a thin cry, unwinding.21.And if the message is "," it doesn't get much more powerful.The "cute" factor is a bit of a safety net - it keeps the poem light in tone, and also helps share a common bond of humor between the writer and the recipient.