Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Poetry in Motion

I saw this on Warsan Shire's tumblr and I had to post here.

I love her poetry and my fave is "For Women Who Are Difficult To Love" because I can relate to it so so much.

A woman by the name of Christine Mehr made a short film to the aforementioned poem and that is what I'm sharing with you today. Chick in the film is rocking some dope natural hair so kudos even more.
Here is the poem and here is the film
Enjoy =)

for women who are 'difficult' to love.

you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial 
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who 
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn't you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel 
him travelling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can't make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.

Warsan Shire - "For Women Who Are Difficult To Love" from MovingOn on Vimeo.

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