02 April 2008

a little love...

GIVE me hunger,
O you gods that sit and give
The world its orders.
Give me hunger, pain and want,
Shut me out with shame and failure
From your doors of gold and fame,
Give me your shabbiest, weariest hunger!

But leave me a little love,
A voice to speak to me in the day end,
A hand to touch me in the dark room
Breaking the long loneliness.
In the dusk of day-shapes
Blurring the sunset,
One little wandering, western star
Thrust out from the changing shores of shadow.
Let me go to the window,
Watch there the day-shapes of dusk
And wait and know the coming
Of a little love.

(At A Window - Carl Sandburg)


8 comments:

DayDreamBeliever said...

beautiful. My favorite kinda poem. simply written, but so profound at the same time.

apatea said...

Touched, i am with a li'l love!!!

Keep writing...

Almost Unreal said...

tha kher mai..a how se

Jerusha said...

daydreambeliever - I agree, Carl Sandburg is a master :) I like simple and profound too, that's why I like that 'Ka pa' poem you wrote, no flowing words or languages, yet so meaningful and intense..

apate - you're always touched :P

almost - a how se - tih hi, english broken deuh a ang eeee hahahah

Jinx said...

Oho!Ka comment thei nulh mai. Tunlai i buai deuh ami? I blog ka lut ve ziah sia, a thar alo awmloh hi chuan a lunglen thlak thin ania :)

apatea said...

@jerusha, i knw. From the moment i date ur roomate up north, there are alot of things i have to pretend :-D

Jerusha said...

jinx - tunlai chu ka thatchhia ti ila dik ber ang :P

apate - mi zei tan pretend ngai tak tak a awm ami? :P

Alok said...

Simply WOW !!! do I need to write more :)