Sunday, October 2, 2011
What's Hidden?/ Perfect Poem Award :)
"Poetry is concerned with using with abusing, with losing
with wanting, with denying with avoiding with adoring
with replacing the noun. It is doing that always
doing that, doing that and doing nothing but that.
Poetry is doing nothing but using losing refusing and
pleasing and betraying and caressing nouns. That is
what poetry does, that is what poetry has to do no
matter what kind of poetry it is. And there are a
great many kinds of poetry." -Gertrude Stein
Do you see the trees? The forest, the scene?
What's hidden within?
Are you lost?
Whose lies do you believe?
Whose story do you cover?
Can you call it like it is?
Do we grow together?
Are we growing apart?
What's growing here?
I am the noun you replace
when you silence me.
But it does not change who I am.
You and I are poetry.
You and I are stories.
Let me write my own.