Mid-day Poem, March 21, 2016

What Poetry Does

There are reasons for it

All this form and meter

Those long ago understood that

Even if in an inchoate way.

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Poetry changes your brain

It moves things around

Lights up, forces connections

Here and there

.

Parts that never met before

Meet now in consideration

Of some new association of words and ideas

Now a new neural pathway is born.

.

One true reading of one true sonnet

And you will never be the same person again.

 

 

Copyright 2016

 

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2 Responses to Mid-day Poem, March 21, 2016

  1. A // W // F says:

    I never thought about poetry this way before — as an exercise in hacking new pathways through the neural underbrush — but it makes sense, and it also strikes me as quite profound.

    Thank you for sharing: you gave me something new and beautiful to ponder today.

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