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[Poetry Friday] Hope, Love, and Heaven in Between

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Fats here.

Glad to be back for this week’s Poetry Friday. Today, I have a poem by Nikki Giovanni taken from her poetry collection entitled, “Bicylces: Love Poems.” I enjoyed reading the poems in this book and I’m hoping I would be able to share more sometime this year.

Many thanks to Doraine Bennett of Dori Reads for hosting the Poetry Friday round-up.

I took this photo yesterday after shopping with a friend.

No Heaven

How can there be
No Heaven

When rain falls
gently on the grass
When sunshine scampers
across my toes

When corn bakes
into bread
When wheat melts
into cake

When shadows
And owls
And little finches
eat upside

How can there be
No Heaven

When tears comfort
When dreams caress
When you smile
at me


Fats is the Assistant Manager for Circulation Services at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster, Ohio. She considers herself a reader of all sorts, although she needs to read more non-fiction books. She likes a good mystery but is not fond of thrillers. She takes book hoarding seriously and enjoys collecting bookmarks and tote bags.

2 comments on “[Poetry Friday] Hope, Love, and Heaven in Between

  1. Nice active verbs there. Enjoyed this, Fats!


  2. Nikki Giovanni is amazing – “When wheat melts into cake” is irrefutable proof that there is indeed heaven. Thanks for sharing Nikki’s poem and your majestic sky photograph, Fats. =)


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