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Friday, February 18, 2011

Poem of the Week


It is wonderful to see the expanding number of poets and poems gathering at Jingle’s Open House. From around the globe we get to share images, metaphors, stories, shape poems, all speaking in different ways to the same theme.

From the many that speak to love, bonds, and relationships, I have selected Kavita’s “Caressing by” to highlight this week. Read it aloud and enjoy the rich mixture of image and sound. Love comes like wind bearing spring rain, and the verse sings with repeated s’s. The rustle of leaves in the second stanza is captured in the mixing of s’s, l’s, and t’s. The poem works not only through the meaning of its words and the visual quality of its images. It also works through the sound of the words themselves. Read and enjoy:   

like zephyrs that spill
moist kisses of sweet Spring
soaked by porous walls
like leaves that rustle
in the midst of amber Fall
tasted by blind eyes

love swims

Kavita

For more by Kavita, visit http://kavisionz.wordpress.com/2011/02/13/caressing-by/.

Till next time,
Victoria ( http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/


14 comments:

louisedouglas said...

excellent choice..:)

Jingle said...

wise pick.
her poem is perfect indeed.

Thanks for the treat, Bill Cook.

Happy 4 u, Kavita.

Celestial Dreamz said...

you deserve the appreciation Kavita. All the best.

fiveloaf said...

yay! encore for kavi!

scentofmyheart said...

Well done Bill! Good choice! Kavita congrats!

budh.aaah said...

Beautiful!

Mary said...

Kudos - well deserved.

Ramesh Sood said...

Loved the pick for the week.. in fact this poem inspires..

annell said...

Love this pick! Kisses!

liv2write2day said...

Great choice, Bill. Kavita always adds a lot of thought and heart to her skill as a poet. Congrats, Kavita.

kenny said...

Yes, I smiled when I read this...it begs for the tongue! Scintilate me.

Paula Tohline Calhoun said...

Wonderful poem - elegant choice!

Congrats, Kavita!

JamieDedes said...

Yes! and the "ssss" sounds are like the zepher. Quite well written and well thought out. Kudos to Bill for selection and to Kavita for the great poem.

Wonderful! Thank you both.

Kavita said...

Gee.. Bill, I feel really honored!!
Thank you so much for choosing my poem for this spot... I most genuinely appreciate your kindness...

And thanks to Louise, Jingle, Celestial Dreamz, Fiveloaf, Blaga, Budhaaah, Mary, Ramesh, Annell, Victoria, Kenny, Paula and Jamie for your lovely comments here... and to all my well-wishers for leaving your inspiring and appreciative comments on my blog... Your support is my asset! And I am grateful to you all for it...

Happy Weekend!!
And SEE YOU AL AT the POTLUCK TONIGHT!!! :))