Monday, April 10, 2017

Kit Kelen #460 - you're the open book

you're the open book

the first thing with poetry is the last
that it leaves you, that it has left
so soon this birth was
yet it rings

such a burden on the way
as much art as world beside

and here we are
how else?

it might have never been
still there, you know by heart that is

poetry has got your number
it's of the truth before the word
and words are its only way


  1. of the truth
    before the word
    the dream before breakfast
    on a cold morning
    my car won't start

  2. Wonderful last stanza - sometimes you spend god knows how many hours trying to put something into words and then find another poet has already got it bang on.


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