Being that Valentine’s day is coming up and that I’ve been seriously missing some poetry in my life, I found Love Poems by Nikki Giovanni the perfect little book to dip into this week.
I’ve not read many of her poems but when I was at the bookstore a couple of weeks ago I happened to look through one of her books so on a recent library visit I knew I wanted to look for one of her books and this is the one I found.
Here is a part of one poem I really like.
ever been kidnapped
by a poet
if i were a poet
i’d kidnap you
put you in my phrases and meter
you to jones beach
or maybe coney island
or maybe just to my house
excerpt from Kidnap Poem.
Isn’t that lovely? If you have a favorite of her books to recommend let me know. Or if you’ve recently read some good poems tell me about those. I tend to stick with some familiar favorites, which is not a bad thing, but it’s good to branch out.