Friday, June 28, 2013



by Robert Glück

Dear Lord
Show me
The way--
My heart
And throw
It away

Lord, take
My heart
And throw
It out

Lord, throw
My heart
Way out

About this poem:

"Typically we put our hands together when we pray. I wanted to make a prayer in which the hands are thrown wide apart in a wish for loss of self. Although the poem is parsed out in short lines, it is rhymed and metered like a stanza from a blues song." —Robert Glück

1 comment:

Charlotte said...

You are an amazing poem collector. One of these days you'll start writing your own poems. You have the beauty of language stored inside you.