Thursday, March 5, 2009

Poetry Friday

One of my favorite love poems is by Nikki Giovanni.

The World Is Not A Pleasant Place to Be

the world is not a pleasant place
to be without
someone to hold and be held by

a river would stop
its flow if only
a stream were there
to recieve it

an ocean would never laugh

if clouds weren't there
to kiss her tears

Read the rest of the poem here.
Read more about Nikki Giovanni here.


  1. like always....Nikki Giovanni is awesome! wonderful choice!

  2. Kelly and Stella, thanks for your comments. Yes, Nikki Giovanni is exceptional. I love the way so many of her poems relate to people of all ages.

  3. Ms. Giovanni is one of my favorite poets. Thank you.