Sunday, January 13, 2008

"Acts of Love" by Pam Rehm

So, I'm looking for a short poem to do a line break exercise tomorrow with my creative writing class and ended up at Poetry's online "poetry tool" and on a whim decided to look up the most popular poems on the site. This little poem by Pam Rehm came up first and I was quite pleased to discover it and not only because it is a nice example of what line breaks can do.

Acts of Love

If endear is earned
and is meant to identify
two halves

then it composes
one meaning

which means
a token

a knot
a note

a noting in the head
of how it feels

to have your heart
be the dear one

(Pam Rehm, from Small Works, 2005 Flood Editions)

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