Author: Paul House

Poetry: Something there is

Somewhere behind all the hurrying,
somewhere behind all the empty words
is something to reach out and cling to,
something large and warm and sheltered,
something large enough to fill the nights
when there are no gentle smiles to share,
when there is no one bursting with love,
and it could all have been a sentence
you didn't hear quite well enough
or that you stupidly let drift away;
somewhere behind all your hurrying
there is a heart waiting to be touched.

 

 





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Mandelstam and Mayakovsky •  The Lighted Window  •  Alone with the Years •  The Poet Tires •  Something there is •  La Madrugada •  Postcard of a Golden Retriever •  Poem For Anna •  Shellfish •  Miguel Hernandez •  At the Edge of the Ebro •  Gone •  Playing Cards •  That's Where I Belong •  An Abstract Perfection •  Pearls in a Glass