Saturday, April 4, 2009

Another poem...

Hey, maybe this is BEO(ther)DA instead. We'll try for that. :-) I have another poetry post for you today because my photos are not handy at the moment.

This is one of my all time favorite poems. Note that I am not a religious person, this is just life advice, how to be happy and true to yourself, for me.

God Says Yes To Me
-Kaylin Haught

I asked God if it was okay to be melodramatic
and she said yes
I asked her if it was okay to be short
and she said it sure is
I asked her if I could wear nail polish
or not wear nail polish
and she said honey
she calls me that sometimes
she said you can do just exactly
what you want to
Thanks God I said
And is it even okay if I don't paragraph
my letters
Sweetcakes God said
who knows where she picked that up
what I'm telling you is
Yes Yes Yes

And, a few places where you can find poetry by delivery: (The Academy of American Poets) provides a poem a day in April by email, sign up here These are all newly published poems.

The Writer's Almanac (heard on NPR every morning) is available daily by email - sign up

And, my favorite, the American Life in Poetry I mentioned last time. This one is weekly (less overwhelming) and sign up is here.

(quick knitting update: I will hopefully have a completed Hey Teach to show tomorrow or Monday. I'm about halfway with the seaming but I also need to find buttons.)


Katherine Welsh said...

Oh, I love that poem. Thanks.

Laura said...

I love this, too!! I've read it at 2 poetry readings I've participated in.


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