Saturday, September 26, 2009

G - George Elliott Clarke

One of my school friends posted a poem on her blog by George Elliott Clarke, and I felt inclined to share the poem on my blog...It moved me.

Everything Is Free
George Elliott Clarke
Original text: Whylah Falls
Wipe away tears,
Set free your fears:
Everything is free.
Only the lonely
Need much money:
Everything is free.
Don't try to bind
The love you find:
Everyone is free.
Your lover's yours -
Surrender force:
Everyone is free.
The sun melts down,
Spreads gold around:
Everything is free.
The rain is spent
Lending flowers scent:
Everything is free.
The love you live,
The life you give:
Everything is free.

(George Elliott Clark is a writer who came to our school today to read from his book I&I. He was incredible, and I can't believe how profound his reading was...)

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