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  11557.     

Poetry Is Not Just Feelings

i have long said
that there is no definition to poetry
it is
sui generis, a class of its own,
a evolution of meanings and a transfiguration of words
into substances beyond
the limitations of our minds,
if you say that poetry is feelings
what is then
those that we have not even felt and yet
strikes us as
poetic?

an enlightenment for instance
a divine revelation handed in a dream
in the form of metaphors

what about those that strike us
like a red wheelbarrow glazed with the rain
beside those white chickens?

what about those live frogs in the imaginary gardens
of our minds?

what about a new philosophy of life?
or the promiscuity of the glands?

there are no boxes that can contain all these
in one container

let the poem be just a river
going anywhere
let it just be the sea taking us anywhere
let it be the waves
to and fro arriving everywhere

or what? you name it, you 'll have it.
 
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  11558.     

Poetry Of Things

concentric circles
my universe is not your universe
i am a circle expanding and too
i am a circle shrinking upon itself

parchments of cloth mama's crochet
patches of moments child's chilling
chimera chimes of Chippewa

a blue butterfly kept on moth
balls, purple feathers, a white trunk
a T-square, a picture of Nefertiti

georgia o'keefe, a poetry of things
an art, a form, a shape of pain, a mold
of molds, we relate to this pain that
clings to our feet like anklets. We are.
 
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  11559.     

Poetry Time

forget work for a while
leave the paper piles as they are
let them grow
up to the sky

let reality be a mountain
before you
and let things work on
themselves
let them have hands
and feet
let them have wings
and fly away

it is poetry time
my heart is king and the rest
of these fantasies
are nymphs and fauns

come butterflies
come stars
let them know that there are wings
and light and fire and glitters and diamonds

comes the moon shining
this lady coming too early at noontime
dancing on my table
with fireflies and lies
 
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  11560.     

Poetry Writing

how i can i ever stop
when this act has become my life?

how can i ever tell you
about sleepless nights?

my painful eyes, my bleeding heart
how can i ever tell you
about these parts of me?

let me smile and laugh with you
my poetry shall tell another tale

and whichever is true,
ask the wind and it shall tell you
as my chair, ask my window
and they shall tell you

ask my eyeglasses and see
what i am seeing, try to taste
the salt on the floor,

they may be the residue
of my tears
 
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