Weekly Poetry Reading – Week Four

Copyright Cas Blomberg
Copyright Cas Blomberg

Week Four into my poetry reading challenge and I need to tell you the past few days have been difficult for me to keep my part of the bargain. Last week I picked up a cold from somewhere and now both kids are home sick. When that happens, I tend to just go through the motions. Do the basics. Make sure everyone’s alive at the end of the day, and then crawl into bed. As a result, I don’t have a lot to say this time around. Doesn’t mean I can’t share what I found, though, does it?


My reading selections for week four:

 January 22nd – The Night My Lips First Spoke, by K.L. Register

Favorite lines:

 For years,

Silence was the only word my lips ever spoke

Discovered K.L.’s blog after she visited here and I wanted to spend the whole day there. This is one of my favorite poems of hers. 

 January 23rd – Silence, by Edgar Allen Poe

Favorite lines:

There are some qualities – some incorporate things, 

That have a double life, which thus is made

A type of that twin entity which springs

From matter and light, evinced in solid and shade. 

Keeping with the silence theme from the first poem, I looked up the word silence and ran across this one from Poe. It’s been a while since I read anything from him. No need to mention how long. 

January 24th – Elsewhere, by Geoshino Ollscia

Favorite lines:

I eat mud

when sun doesn’t shine


eyes, mine like seas, busk

heavy with the sadness of every season at winter. 

What a way to grab my attention! 

January 25th – Taker, by Carrick Cross

Favorite lines:

Some think it’s all about income

But greed is really just the symptom

Lack of hope is the real problem

Sack of cope is the deal I’m in

I like what this poem has to say.

January 26th – Silence, by Billy Collins

Favorite lines:

The stillness of the cup and the water in it,

the silence of the moon

and the quiet of the day far from the roar of the sun

Still thinking of silence. These lines speak directly to my heart. Looks like I need to do a separate post on silence. 

January 27th – Train of Thought, by Janice T. 

Favorite lines:

Embarking on a train of thought

The wheels at first turn slowly

As fuel begins to heat within

Thoughts are silent. The best thing about this poem is it reminds me of steampunk. Also, I love the analogy. 

January 28th – The Darkened Fog, by Julie Heckman

Favorite lines:

My hands now weave a tone of time

The scent of which is delicate lime

So fragrant my fingertips play

Each hour the darkened fog designs

Surrounding my bone-covered fate.

An example of a Rispetto poem. I had no idea what Rispetto poetry was and had to go look it up.

 You know, looking back over the week, I can see how I definitely wanted some quiet =). I might focus on sleep this coming week. Pure, blissful, peaceful, uninterrupted sleep. 

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Cas Blomberg is a native-English speaking writer who lives in Stockholm, Sweden.

2 thoughts on “Weekly Poetry Reading – Week Four

  1. Hi Cas Blomberg! I had to write your whole name because I love it! Anyways, I just stopped by to personally say, “Thank You” for sharing “The Night My Lips First Spoke.” It really means a lot to my heart! I was so delighted to read that you enjoyed! Feel free to stop by anytime you would like and make yourself at home! Hugs! ❤

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