Poetry Blogs (Names)

Names (Remove filter)

Popular last 30 days

Recent Comments

Brian Maryon on Bridget Everett - On the Edge (19 minutes ago)

Colin Rutherford on the first pitch of summer (50 minutes ago)

Wayne McLellan on VAMPIRE'S KISS (1 hour ago)

The Carbon Quill on The Road Less Traveled (5 hours ago)

The Carbon Quill on Haunted (5 hours ago)

nathleighsha on THE FIGHT FROM WITHIN (5 hours ago)

Don Matthews on Bridget Everett - On the Edge (5 hours ago)

nathleighsha on Was it worth it (6 hours ago)

Jane Briganti on Loss (6 hours ago)

Jane Briganti on Goodbye My Friend (6 hours ago)

I am I without a name!

I am I

Without a name

I am I still

Without a name

 

You may wish to call me in the dark of night

You may wish to reach out,

When I am out of sight,

You may wish to write me a poem,

A song or a sonnet

What name shall you then

Write upon it,

 

So precious name,

You are not in vain,

Addressing this house, this body, this frame,

Though it too will change...

Read and leave comments (0)

i amNamespoemsprecioussongssonnets

Reclaimed Names

entry picture

photo credit: Maury Landsman

Reclaimed Names

A running epigraph of names

Cumulus

We fictionalize ourselves to actualize ourselves

Isabella Baumfree became Sojourner Truth        

Ras Taf(f)ari Makonnen became Emperor Haile Sellassie        

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna became Che Guevara        

Dairies can’t hold secrets any better

Than siblings or friends but

We writ...

Read and leave comments (0)

Amiri Barakabell hooksetc...Malcolm XMumia Abu-JamalNamesReclaimedToni Morrison

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

Find out more Hide this message