Hey everyone I wrote a poem in English class and thought I would share. It is in the form of a glosa which is an extension of another poet’s piece. I hope you like it:)
The Great Unknown by Cecilia
until the light of the world
has the unity of the ocean,
a generous wholeness
a fragrance alive and crackling “Too Many Names” by Pablo Neruda
Look within thoroughly
under, around, and all over
do you see the moon continually
chasing the sun-
tumbling into the spread of glittering stars
Do you feel the humming of these mysterious kinds
an unacknowledged quietness stretching out to
the depths of the universe and curves of ourselves?
There is much to find in all the life provides
but until the light of the world collides
with our beating hearts
and makes itself known within,
We won’t understand who we are.
Do you understand that it is
the spider’s intricate web adorned with perfect
dew drops-an almagamation
of simplicity and beauty?
The grasp of Love encompasses so many things
like the tumbling commotion
of the waves but has the unity of the ocean
A simple miracle living
through each and every single one of us.
Coming together, falling apart-
sinking into a single defining point.
this is it, what we need, what we breathe.
In all its goodness
Love unites, revives, and sacrifices
Takes the bad—
makes it better in its completeness.
Leaving us showered with a generous wholeness.
So now as we stand fully revealed
in what is our newly found content.
We will still stand together
when the storm comes.
All it is, is the sprinkling of the rain’s kisses,
the drenching of Grace revealing
Itself time and time again
(not always within)
but among us- brightly intoxicating
like a fragrance alive and crackling
Pablo Neruda is an amazing poet! I was just recently introduced to his works and I was just shocked at the vibrancy with which he writes and the connection he is able to make with readers. My poem is an extension of what I felt his poem, “Too Many Names” is about among many different themes as well.