Poetry Wednesday for the Week of March 14, 2010

My friends Matthew and Josh recently started a community of bloggers doing what they call “Poetry Wednesday.” The idea is simple: post your favorite poetry (yours or someone else’s) on Wednesdays. And that’s it. So here’s mine:

Honestly, I was struggling for inspiration for this week's installment - so I decided to browse over some of my most listened to tracks according to Last.fm and this one jumped out at me. Converge is a band that I've always been drawn to. Their disturbingly visceral style of hardcore is juxtaposed against Jacob Bannon's fantastic lyricism in a way that just blends - perfectly.

by Converge

Dear, I'll stay gold just to keep these pasts at bay
To keep the loneliest of nights from claiming you
And to keep these longest of days from waking you
For I felt the greatest of winters coming
And I saw you as seasons shifting from blue to grey
That's where the coldest of these days await me
And distance lays her heavy head beside me
There I'll stay gold, forever gold

by Ben Pike