In Praise of the Poem

In Praise of the Poem,
Written at the Start of a New Year

It refreshes me this odd
Art of putting words-to-
Words. It is a

Sense of peace in places
That seem all
Wrong. It is

Soft sound I think in
A cruel well that swallows up
Most things you throw
Down. But, this

Small sweetness remains and
Sustains if,
Only for a little while. It

Refreshes me this odd
Art of putting

11 thoughts on “In Praise of the Poem

  1. divalounger January 1, 2017 / 10:08 pm

    I so enjoyed this–and feel refreshed!


  2. Wendy Bourke January 2, 2017 / 2:29 am

    It refreshes me, too! A sincere and eloquent articulation of a process that is often elusive and indefinable. I enjoyed reading this – it gives me pause.


  3. Sherry Blue sky January 2, 2017 / 2:43 am

    It does keep us going, the putting of words to words. Cool poem.


  4. thotpurge January 2, 2017 / 3:01 am

    words to words…yes indeed there is peace in it! Nicely said.


  5. Sumana Roy January 2, 2017 / 5:56 am

    it’s a wonderful life with this “Small sweetness”, not given to many 🙂


  6. Jae Rose January 2, 2017 / 10:33 am

    Each word and rhyme is so aptly placed – as if describing something indescribable – words can indeed be magic


  7. annell4 January 2, 2017 / 5:31 pm

    To find a word, the just-right word, does it say it all? Does it say what we want? So, many ways to wish a happy new year!


  8. Rosemary Nissen-Wade January 2, 2017 / 9:54 pm

    How well you have said it for us all!


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