Sunday, May 27, 2007

simple.

i don't do simple. in my life, nothing is simple. in my writing, nothing is simple.

yet i love simple. some of the most beautiful/heartbreaking/profound words i've ever read are simple.

langston hughes, one of my favorite poets by far, does simple quite masterfully:

"i loved my friend/he went away from me/there's nothing more to say/the poem ends soft as it began/i loved my friend."

simple. but you can't tell me that you don't get the point...

2 comments:

Pacian said...

I like it. Simplicity is stronger. (But complication has nifty moving parts.)

Regina Clare Jane said...

Thanks for posting that poem- just beautiful.