Audre Lorde

(18 February 1934 – 17 November 1992 / New York City)

Love Poem


Speak earth and bless me with what is richest
make sky flow honey out of my hips
rigis mountains
spread over a valley
carved out by the mouth of rain.

And I knew when I entered her I was
high wind in her forests hollow
fingers whispering sound
honey flowed
from the split cup
impaled on a lance of tongues
on the tips of her breasts on her navel
and my breath
howling into her entrances
through lungs of pain.

Greedy as herring-gulls
or a child
I swing out over the earth
over and over
again.

Submitted: Sunday, September 11, 2005

Form:


Do you like this poem?
13 person liked.
1 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Love Poem by Audre Lorde )

Enter the verification code :

  • Gold Star - 17,987 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (11/25/2014 12:49:00 AM)

    Earth from birth to earth it gives us the life and freedom and all we enjoys. How wonderful and marvelous to imagine the thoughts about earth. Here the poem is also great. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

Trending Poets

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  4. If, Rudyard Kipling
  5. The Flower of Liberty, Oliver Wendell Holmes
  6. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening, Robert Frost
  7. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  8. First Day at School, Roger McGough
  9. Alone, Edgar Allan Poe
  10. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda

Poem of the Day

poet Oliver Wendell Holmes

WHAT flower is this that greets the morn,
Its hues from Heaven so freshly born?
With burning star and flaming band
It kindles all the sunset land:
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

New Poems

  1. Of The Second Presage..., Frank James Ryan Jr...FjR
  2. A Smile!, Avinash Nair
  3. mGIC TREE, oskar hansen
  4. innocence, abdirahman haaji rilwaan
  5. MOST LIVING PEOPLE, Michael P. Johnson
  6. Beautiful rose, Andytics mufc
  7. How Not to Play War, Ima Ryma
  8. We are here to sing, gajanan mishra
  9. The Girls And Their Peep Hole, Is It Poetry
  10. My goodbye dream, Marilyn Jean
[Hata Bildir]