WHAT IS POETRY?
Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.--Percy Byshe Shelly
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.
It's the sound of a truck shifting its gears.
I hope you are enjoying National Poetry Month. Just for fun can you write an acrostic poem today using "Poetry" or any other word you choose?
OK, let's see if I can quickly do this.
open you heart, your
eyes and mind
to the wonder of words;
yearning to be surrounded.
I think I'm going to need to come back to this again later. Have fun with your own word experimentation.