Communicator (communicator) wrote,
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Bread does not nourish me

plagiarist.com is a good site to find a poem. What I was interested in was their top 50 most viewed poems.

Here is the top ten, it is a mixture of the entirely predictable and the surprising

1 - 'My Last Duchess' by Robert Browning (great poem but I am surprised to see it at Number 1)
2 - 'The Road Not Taken' by Robert Frost (Yawn)
3 - 'Daddy' by Sylvia Plath (Predictable, not really my cup of tea)
4 - 'Saddest Poem' by Pablo Neruda (great to see this here)
5 - 'I crave your moth your voice your hair' also by Neruda (man this is a fantastic poem, see it below)
6 - 'Do not go gentle' by Dylan Thomas (I would have guessed this would be #1)
7 - 'Love' by Neruda (what all this Neruda?)
8 - 'Because I would not stop for death' by Emily Dickinson (can't help but like it)
9 - 'Design' by Robert Frost (that's the one about a white spider on a white flower)
10 - 'Shall I compare thee to a summer's day' by Shakespeare (not his best sonnet though is it?)

It's worth reading the whole list

And now that coveted number 5 spot, snipped for space.



I crave your mouth, your voice, your hair.
Silent and starving, I prowl through the streets.
Bread does not nourish me, dawn disrupts me, all day
I hunt for the liquid measure of your steps.

I hunger for your sleek laugh,
your hands the color of a savage harvest,
hunger for the pale stones of your fingernails,
I want to eat your skin like a whole almond.

I want to eat the sunbeam flaring in your lovely body,
the sovereign nose of your arrogant face,
I want to eat the fleeting shade of your lashes,

and I pace around hungry, sniffing the twilight,
hunting for you, for your hot heart,
like a puma in the barrens of Quitratue.
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