Friday, September 16, 2011
Each Friday we provide the link to the blogger who is hosting a celebration of poetry around the blogosphere. There you can find the links to the many other blogs that are posting poems (new and old), discussions of poems, and reviews of poetry books. It’s also a great way to explore the internet.
Enjoy the festivities!
The host this week is Amy Ludwig VanDerwater.
You can visit her here.
(Satiric Dancer by André Kertész, 1894-1985,
I CAN’T HOLD YOU AND I CAN’T LEAVE YOU
I can’t hold you and I can’t leave you,
and sorting the reasons to leave you or hold you,
I find an intangible one to love you,
and many tangible ones to forgo you.
As you won’t change, nor let me forgo you,
I shall give my heart a defense against you,
so that half shall always be armed to abhor you,
though the other half be ready to adore you.
Then, if our love, by loving flourish,
let it not in endless feuding perish;
let us speak no more in jealousy and suspicion.
He offers not part, who would all receive —
so know that when it is your intention
mine shall be to make believe.
~ Juana Inés De La Cruz (1648-1695), Mexican poet