How to Write Poetry

You must make the words roar like the ocean

The reader has to hear them.  Not the syllabic pronunciation,

But the noise of them.  The whisper and the moan.

The words must hit so hard that they make the reader sore in places

That is how and why they will be remembered.

You remember this:  There is no knowledge other than poetic knowledge

Even the best scientists know this.

Words approximate and evoke, they never describe

So they must burn and answer to some feeling inside the reader

That was there all along and not yet given a name

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