Saturday, April 18, 2009

love poem

Love Poem

By Plato

My child - Star - you gaze at the stars,
and I wish that I were the firmament
that I might watch you with many eyes.

It was the moment I read this poem, years ago, that i
fell in love with poetry.

I haven’t thought about this poem for a long time…
But a few days ago, as I was looking for an old book on my bookshelf
A scrap of paper was sticking out of another book.
I pulled it out and on it, in my most curly teenage handwriting was scribbled this poem.

Plato’s love poem.

I didn’t even have to read the words,
I’ve known it by heart for more than ten years.

It’s simple.

And it brings me back to a time, when I fell in love.


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