Years ago, I picked up a fascination with names...their meanings...the rhythms behind them. I chose to respond to it poetically.

This blog's a collection of some of the name poems I've written over the years.

ORDER A POEM: If you'd like a name poem written for you or someone you care about, please email me at thenamepoet@gmail.com.

poem: Bem...

img credit: Hamed Sabir
Hold your face up
to the sun.

Feel its rays
warm your heart.

That's peace.

Feel the wind
move your soul
with the gentleness
of a shy breeze.

That's peace.

Hold a butterfly
in the palm
of your hand.

Better yet…
Dance in the rain.
Be a raindrop.

There you will find peace.

You know peace.

It was the first breath
you took.

You will never forget peace

a revelation

as you breathe
your last.

©Copyright - the name poet.

[Bem means 'Peace' in Tiv (Nigeria)]


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