What is a poem?
A poem is something you hold
something you fold
into a bird
into an airplane
into a sword
into gold.
A poem is old.
It is new,
like the dew.
A poem is work,
a poem is play,
earth and sea,
night and day.
A poem can be
ten thousand lines
or just one vine.
A novel’s a poem,
a play
or whatever you say
if I may.
A poem must be incurably gay
must be queer
to make you fear
for your soul.
It is also bait,
it is straight
from the horse’s mouth.
A poem is your sleeping wife,
your sleeping husband,
your sleeping son,
your sleeping daughter.
your sleeping night,
your inner light.
A poem is something you hold.

MW April 2019



标签: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

一条回应 to “POEM”

  1. wolkenbeobachterin Says:



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com 徽标

您正在使用您的 WordPress.com 账号评论。 注销 /  更改 )

Twitter picture

您正在使用您的 Twitter 账号评论。 注销 /  更改 )

Facebook photo

您正在使用您的 Facebook 账号评论。 注销 /  更改 )

Connecting to %s

这个站点使用 Akismet 来减少垃圾评论。了解你的评论数据如何被处理

%d 博主赞过: