Thursday, 12 April 2012

Writing Poetry in the Rain

Throw yourself
headfirst into life,
like a child
into deep water;
like an infant
from the tumultuous placenta
into a world of open air,

And maybe you'll end up
writing poetry in the rain, feeling
the doomed romantic pain.

Throw yourself into life,
deep below the flesh
with the happy knife,
each wound healing over
with laughter,
and you'll never be the same.