Tag Archives: Henri Cole

What is a poem?

Small snapshot of the soul
a moment of being
no monetary gain
yet profit
something that wasn’t there before
now illuminates
is alive

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Inspiration from Henri Cole and my various readers and poetry blogging friends. Lets make 2019 a good one for poetry.


Poetry and poems

Linguistic music, patternings, rhymes
Representations of being
A beautiful sunset
Snapshots of souls, of lives
Illumination, aliveness
Waves crashing on a beach
Poems about real life
Poems made out of nothing
Moonlight over mountains
The despair and anger of these days
All belong to poetry
Now, as ever

Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Inspired by an interview with the poet https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Henri_Cole“>Henri Cole and written in response to those who think poems about nature and family are irrelevant and unpublishable.