My trouble too

Poesy plus Polemics

walt Walt Whitman’s Cardboard Butterfly

(originally posted June 2013)

words female with contours and hollows
evoke elementary tensions when
paired within stanzas to masculine
edges and ridges in mise-en-scène
headiness giving descriptive verse
didactic powers of experiential and
unthinking sensory gratification

my mind can appreciate concepts
like these but pushing such ideas down
into my fingers and out through my pen
is a whole other kettle of lyrical fish
inspiration and intellect overlap some
but are largely autonomous qualities
true poets should feel more than think

….I think

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