Friday, November 21, 2014

Poetry Friday: This Magic Moment by David Kirby

I have a poem delivered to my Inbox every morning, thanks to and I'm always grateful for the beauty this sleek little package adds to my day. I consider, at times, what a mess the internet can be -- the ugliness it puts on display, the unkindness that can be spread, the fights that are started on its playgrounds, the temptations it can stir up in us to prove to the whole world that we are right and they are wrong.

But then, but then ... it can also do this.

It can bring me a poem a day. Gently drop off a bit of loveliness, a dash of magic.

And I love it for that. Because you can never have too much coffee (no, coffee's not mentioned in the poem -- that's my addition),  too much poetry, or too much magic.

This Magic Moment
by David Kirby

Poetry does make things happen. A friend says, “I wanted
to let you know that my stepfather is chattering like
a schoolboy about a poem of yours on my Facebook page.
This may not seem like much to you, but this guy has been
giving me a hard time since I was two. You built a bridge
between people who never understood each other before.”
How’d that happen? Magic, that’s how. I know the poem

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The Poetry Friday round up is at Tapestry of Words.


Mike Rembis said...

I posted a link to your blog on

Karen Edmisten said...

Thank you! The words "epic" and "coffee" in the same sentence are sending me to your FB page....

Becky Shillington said...

Karen, I love this! It is truly amazing to me how poetry can build bridges and bring people together. Thanks so much for sharing this!

Tabatha said...

Beautifully said, Karen. Magic-offering and bridge-building are so needed.

Karen Edmisten said...

Becky and Tabatha,
So glad you both loved it, too.