Jenny Joseph


The sun has burst the sky


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.

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003
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  • Rookie - 369 Points Stephen W (8/14/2014 9:57:00 AM)

    More poems, please. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 10,411 Points * Sunprincess * (6/6/2014 3:28:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 14 Points Gillena Cox (3/26/2013 9:16:00 AM)

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

  • Rookie Kevin Eaglesfield (7/22/2011 6:51:00 AM)

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

  • Freshman - 1,911 Points Ken E Hall (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
    regards (Report) Reply

  • Rookie J G (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. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Rachel Ann Butler (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

  • Rookie Sue J Ashdown (1/22/2005 8:51:00 AM)

    This says all I would like to say, and then some. (Report) Reply

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