A POEM ABOUT A POEM

 

A poem about a poem

Oh, let me see…

I stop along the road

And I wait for it to catch

Up with me

 

Tell me who you are

And what business

You have with me

You say you are a “counter”

You will count the tears for me

 

You say you are an “explorer”

And you will help me “see”

You say you are a “master”

You will hold my thoughts

For me, until I am able to

Hold them for myself

 

You say “you like to play”

And you never know for sure

Exactly where you are going

You are big enough to hold

All of the thoughts unspoken

 

You are a “good friend”

And promise to always

Be there for me

To have and to hold

From this day forward

Until the end of days

 

August 8, 2018

 

12 thoughts on “A POEM ABOUT A POEM/poets united midweek motif

  1. Poem writing and reading as friend, even as marriage–I love it!
    “A poem about a poem
    Oh, let me see…
    I stop along the road
    And I wait for it to catch
    Up with me”
    With that decision we open ourselves to the rest, often in the control of poetry. I like that you include playfulness as well as sorrow.

    1. Two good questions, do we control poetry or does poetry control us?

      Is there a difference between playfulness and sorrow? I think both come from the unknown.

      Thanks Susan for your comments. Annell Livingston

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  2. Poetry is certainly a windy road that veers away from your first thoughts and sometimes takes you to a magical place. Sometimes even I am amazed at where I have been taken. Great poem Annell .

  3. This is a poem that bears rereading and treasuring for years and years. There will always be something new to discover in its depths. Thank you.

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