Thursday, February 9, 2012

I Love....Nikki Giovanni

I don't remember when I first read one of Nikki Giovanni's poems. It may have been in college, it may have been a year or two after. Her book Love Poems traveled with me as I moved countless times during my twenties - it soothed my soul when my heart was broken. Whenever I open this book, I find something new. Here is the one that jumped out at me today....

Love Is

Some people forget that love is
tucking you in and kissing you
"Good night"
no matter how young or old you are

Some people don't remember that
love is
listening and laughing and asking
no matter what your age

Few recognize that love is
commitment, responsibility
no fun at all

Love is
You and me

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