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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

Poetry versus Fiction

“….with a lyric poem, you look, and meditate, and put the rock back. With fiction you poke things with a stick to see what will happen.”

Margaret Atwood

http://movies2.nytimes.com/books/97/05/18/bookend/bookend.html

…although I would argue that good Speculative Poetry does poke about with a stick……