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Poetry Friday: you won't get those hands on me by rupi kaur

August 10th, 2018 (06:00 am)
awake

Current Mood: awake
Current Song: Light by Sleeping at Last

many tried
but failed to catch me
i am the ghost of ghosts
everywhere and nowhere
i am magic tricks
within magic within magic
none have figured out
i am a world wrapped in words
folded in suns and moons
you can try but
you won't get those hands on me

- Rupi Kaur

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Posted by: Mary Lee Hahn (Mary Lee Hahn)
Posted at: August 11th, 2018 11:41 am (UTC)

Elusive. This is how it feels when a word abandons me and I'm searching for it so that I can tell my story!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 11th, 2018 02:02 pm (UTC)
books

😉 Word choice is very important!

Posted by: Molly Hogan (Molly Hogan)
Posted at: August 11th, 2018 01:05 pm (UTC)

Oh, this is delightfully enigmatic. I love "i am a world wrapped in words/folded in suns and moons." On a side note, Mary Lee's comment made me laugh!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 11th, 2018 02:05 pm (UTC)
books

I really enjoy Rupi's work! Thanks for commenting!

Posted by: Kay McGriff (kaymcgriff)
Posted at: August 12th, 2018 11:03 am (UTC)
fun

What a mysterious poem!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 12th, 2018 11:28 am (UTC)
RE: fun
books

I love how she says, "you can try but..."

Posted by: Donna Smith (DonnaSmith)
Posted at: August 14th, 2018 07:05 pm (UTC)

Thanks for sharing! Love the mystery of this!

Posted by: Little Willow (slayground)
Posted at: August 14th, 2018 07:06 pm (UTC)

Thanks for commenting!

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