Scrawling Upon the Nature of Poetry MAG

September 7, 2011
By dancer5678 GOLD, South Plainfield, New Jersey
dancer5678 GOLD, South Plainfield, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"The toughest act to follow is yourself."


A poem should curl around fingers
like a strand of coarse red hair.
It should whisper moon phases
into open ears.
It should not have readers
but lovers and finders.
A poem should be brittle
but resilient.

A poem should be yellow
like the sky.
It should drive away demons
while reining them in.
A poem should not scream
but whisper.
A poem should be anything
but words on a page.


The author's comments:
Inspired by Ars Poetica by Archibald MacLeish. Sort of my own interpretation of what the art of poetry should be.

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