Joyce Sutphen Time Poems

  • 1.
    The second half of my life will be black
    to the white rind of the old and fading moon.
    The second half of my life will be water
    over the cracked floor of these desert years.
  • 2.
    I like it when they get together
    and talk in voices that sound
    like apple trees and grape vines,

  • 3.
    Body is something you need in order to stay
    on this planet and you only get one.
    And no matter which one you get, it will not
    be satisfactory. It will not be beautiful
  • 4.
    I feel older, younger, both
    at once. Every time I win,
    I lose. Every time I count,
    I forget and must begin again.
  • 5.
    Talking, we begin to find the way into
    our hearts, we who knew no words,
    words being a rare commodity
    in those countries we left behind.
  • 6.
    I'll know the names of all of the birds
    and flowers, and not only that, I'll
    tell you the name of the piano player
    I'm hearing right now on the kitchen
Total 6 Time Poems by Joyce Sutphen

Top 10 most used topics by Joyce Sutphen

Together 7 Time 6 Away 6 White 5 Place 4 Never 4 Beneath 3 Thought 3 Door 3 Heart 3

Write your comment about Joyce Sutphen

Poem of the day

Robert Browning Poem
From 'Pauline'
 by Robert Browning

O God, where does this tend-these struggling aims?
What would I have? What is this -sleep-, which seems
To bound all? can there be a -waking- point
Of crowning life? The soul would never rule-
It would be first in all things-it would have
Its utmost pleasure filled,-but that complete
Commanding for commanding sickens it.
The last point I can trace is, rest beneath

Read complete poem

Popular Poets