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Gladly I will hear poetry

My poetry is listening
hearing whatever it is
deep within me
that sees, feels
garners joy and meaning
locates words to capture
a moment
like a pinned butterfly

This understanding
becomes something to share
with those who cannot so hear
who do not see
a plashy Hare mud-cavorting
as handwriting on
the face of the Universe.

Copyright © 2019 Kim Whysall-Hammond

The world within #poem #poetry

We are the body electric
Our cells sense differences
In the electricities around us

We are multitudes
blood containing cells
from parents and children

And yes, children, we are stardust
billions of stars died three times over
to make our atoms

Poetry and wonder
is our very
existence

Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond

Dancing with shadows

Any attempt to pin down
this exact moment, that exact image
exactly what I feel and need to say
needs words that are not born yet,
metaphors  for minds not yet formed,
such is exactitude.
Yet that is what poets attempt to do.
We stand at the edge of the crowd,
listening to the music
hearing the echoes of other times and places,
and ask a shadow to dance.

Copyright © 2018 Kim Whysall-Hammond