Friday, August 27, 2010

in defense of poetry

Nothing has taught me the rhythm and cadence of words and phrases like poetry did.
It introduced me to pulse and inflection and timing.

Syllables and flow and inexact rhyming.

Words became notes and the story, the song.

And I the composer who moved them along

To fit in a format of phrases and lines, and sound just as beautiful when read without time.

So behind each story of heroes and beasts you’ll find is a symphony of pulses and beats and phrases that feel as though you have found peace

Because poetry taught me well.

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