Recently an author and poet named Dane Cobain emailed me about his work. He said he’d wtite me a poem, exclusively for my blog. He asked for five words to include in his poem and then wrote this in a few days.
The words I gave him are: rain, break, fall, wait and shadow. They’re a bit random so I was eager to see what he came up with and I’m very pleased with his final poem. Here it is.
The most beautiful thing I saw today
was probably the shadow play
made by the way the light falls;
it turned molehills into mountains
and leaking pipes into magic fountains
spouting steam in little streams
and cleaning the streets
The most delicious smell I sensed today
was the smell of summer rain
not quite falling
but gathering in clouds
so flowers reached out
like the waiting hands
of the five thousand.
The most sonorous sound I heard today
turned out to be nothing at all,
my ears are blocked up with infections
and it’s making me fall
all over the place.
The most interesting taste I tasted today
was the taste of cigarettes and coffee,
‘cause I need a break
more than anyone.
The most delightful thing I touch today
will have to wait until the evening
when my lady friend comes over
and takes her clothes off.
I’d like to see shadows play,
smell summer rain,
taste cigarettes and coffee
and touch my lady friend
at the same time
in the same place
I loved his poem so I’m leaving here a link to his website so do check him out if you’re interested!