Impetus for Poetry

December 18, 2010
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Come- the call- and let us
Speak of things unspoken
Identify impetus
For poetry unbroken

For epic’s driving force
The poem’s inspiration
Would only be, of course
The human life foundation

A battle’s every cause
The ruler of the earth
Definer of the laws
Of hardship and of mirth

To what we owe the word
Of every ancient tale
The stories all have heard
The cause of every wail

What is this, you wonder
This force that’s spoken of
Not as all asunder
Simply put: it’s love.

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