WHAT IS POETRY?
It is the job of poetry to clean up our word-clogged reality by creating silences around things. --Stephen Mallarme
It is finding the truth, no need to lie.
It's munching on watermelon and letting seeds fly.
It's a letter that comes with a card in the mail.
It's the lacy silver threads left by a garden snail.
It's daffodil trumpets covering the hill.
It's a deer at the creek, drinking her fill.
It's giggling and laughing and being absurd.
It's reading a haiku and feeling each word.
It's a dragon who blows flames, loud and hardy.
It's fairies in the garden having a tea party.
This is my progressive poem for National Poetry Month. Each day I'll add a line to this list poem of what poetry is to me. What is poetry to you? You're welcome to leave suggestions for lines for me.
Try writing your own poem today. What would your life be like without poetry? I know that poetry makes me very happy and I think I'd be sad, unhappy if I couldn't surround myself with poetry. Have a great week.