Dizzy in your eyes: Poems about love by Pat Mora
I love a book with a good cover!�
This is a collection of poems from 50 teen narrators about love.
The author writes in many different forms such as Haiku, Couplet, Cinquain and the lesser known Clerihew.�
She includes footnotes so you can try different poetic forms.
Below is a free verse poem about the obsession of new love.
I start to type an e-mail, but
the letters on the screen don’t match
the letters I type. I try again,
stare at the screen,
feel I’m in some weird movie
and the machine is possessed,
has learned to read
and enjoys watching my confusion,
knows I can’t tell anyone:
my computer and I
have a secret.
They’ll think I’m crazy.
No matter what I do,
the keys type your name.