Creative Writing Feature!
I had to reinvent one of the hardest poems of my life! I am normally a poet, so you would think it would come easy. In order to ace this extra curriculum needed to graduate, I had to do it. First I will post Franz Wright original poem called “One Heart” and then below I will post my own. I really like how it turned out :). Let me know your thoughts!
Franz Wright Poem “One Heart”
It is late afternoon and I have just returned from
the longer version of my walk nobody knows
about. For the first time in nearly a month, and
everything changed. It is the end of March, once
more I have lived. This morning a young woman
described what it’s like shooting coke with a baby
in your arms. The astonishing windy and altering light
and clouds and water were, at certain moment,
There is only one heart in my body, have mercy
The brown leaves buried all winter creatureless feet
running over dead grass beginning to green, the first scent-
less violet here and there, returned, the first star noticed all
at once as one stands staring into the black water.
Thank You for letting me live for a little as one of the
sane; thank You for letting me know what this is
like. Thank You for letting me look at your frightening
blue sky without fear, and your terrible world without
terror, and your loveless psychotic and hopelessly
with this love.
It is almost midnight and I just had a real epiphany
as I lay on the bedroom floor
now. It was about mostly about surviving college, which
I have finally understood.
As a nerve suddenly awakes me, I
accept this exhilarating feeling. Last night my best friend
called me crying and trembling about losing her baby
in the hospital. Her heaving and sniffling were the
epitome of the earth pungency, the rain cloud
I realized my achievements of the English major, outweigh all
The warm, breezing winds and sunshine’s warm rays
brighten your day with daisies and lilacs, and freshly mowed
grass shines through the park, reveals, the first time I met you and
how much our friendship has grown rapidly over the years.
The end is near for me as I take this journey to graduate
Happily; The end is this feeling of beauty and birth
becomes. The end is reeling in the freedom and fantasies
to create a new woman, and light laughter in our
light, bluish skies and cotton-y
with this success.
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