Poetry is so mysterious. I love the collection of quotes about poetry on Addie Zierman’s post today, especially one by Dave Harrrity: “They aren’t silver bullets, tweetable platitudes, divine deliveries, or didactic directives that help you “be a better person.” If a poem made your world easier, simpler, or more livable, then it’s almost certain that you haven’t read a poem.”
On the Frustration of Poetry
I danced the dance
fought the fight
did the hard thing and listened to my soul.
And when it was said, I
presented it to him,
And all he said (though not unkindly) was
“that poem’s not finished
Shirley Dietz 2013
7 thoughts on “Goodbye April Poetry Month”
Ah that sounds familiar….
Yes, nice to know I’m not alone.
Glad I found your blog through AtoZ. Am scared I will wake up tomorrow without a plan and lose momentum though
Want a weekly prompt from me? I’ll trade you?
Made me smile, Shirley!That is just so God!
thank you Pam. You do a good job of living up to your “2encourage” name.