Poem For My Love
By June Jordan (1936 – 2002)
June Jordan reading 8 poems, Feb. 12, 1979
This is a longer recording. Click on the link below to hear the musicality and intensity of June Jordan’s voice verse. Jordan was a prolific writer, essayist, poet, civil rights activist and a talented teacher.
Sunflower Sonnet Number 2
Supposing we could just go on as two
voracious in the days apart as well as when
we side by side (the many ways we do
that) well! I would consider then
perfection possible, or else worthwhile
to think about. Which is to say
I guess the costs of long term tend to pile
up, block and complicate, erase away
the accidental, temporary, near
thing/pulsebeat promises one makes
because the chance, the easy new, is there
in front of you. But still, perfection takes
some sacrifice of falling stars for rare.
And there are stars, but none of you, to spare.