A Poem Is

A poem is a volatile moment

In a centrifuge

spun like

liquid air fractionally

distilled to smoke and



A poem has the character

of sky

each word a small sphere

of rain

catching the light

above the horizon

magnetic effluvia,

dancing lines

of subtle matter


Poems, are tributaries

merging and convergent

to the heart


Thank you to the beautiful Susan for inspiring this poem with hers: http://susandanielspoetry.com/2013/04/28/its-not-a-poem-unless-it-rhymes/


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7 responses to “A Poem Is

  1. Oh, this is GORGEOUS. I especially like “the character of sky”

  2. I agree! “dancing lines/of subtle matter” – beautiful! :)

  3. Oh Face, I also stand and applaud you darling :-) xx

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