Because you asked about the appeal of Poetry

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I ask him
to take out a poem,
to feel notes
that form cadence by means of peripheral vision.

Each syllable is innocence and fire
each line break, shimmering stars;
‘But where lies its purpose?’Β 
‘near poem’s end,’ I reply with a conspiratorial wink.

 

 

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Posted for ‘Quadrille #68’ @dVerse Pub

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54 thoughts on “Because you asked about the appeal of Poetry

  1. Glenn Buttkus says:

    Ah yes, the poetic power of a last stanza, or last line. After a while, after hundreds of poems, our minds just work that way–the zinger, stinger, message, or twist at the end, wagging the dog.

  2. kaykuala h says:

    But where lies its purpose?’
    β€˜near poem’s end,’ I reply with a conspiratorial wink.

    He should get the message. It is more than just a hint! Love the ‘dance’ feel in reading it aloud, Sanaa!

    Hank

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