The Secret Behind Poetry (a Poem about Poems)

Poetry is life

Like life, it is sometimes fat and over-gorged

Like life, it is sometimes lean and starving

Like life, it sometimes rhymes

But that is only simile

Simile is not reality

Reality is metaphor

Metaphor is life

Like life, it has to mean something

Like life, it has rhythm, pace, and resonance

Like life, it sometimes rhymes

But this one doesn’t rhyme

And it may not really mean something

And it certainly isn’t reality

So, poet, you don’t know life!

And life is poetry

So you really don’t know poetry

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6 responses to “The Secret Behind Poetry (a Poem about Poems)

  1. Profound and witty at the same time. Good to know that I know neither life nor poetry. πŸ˜”

  2. It sounds like Joni Mitchell’s song about clouds, love and life. “I guess I really don’t know life at all.” Keith

  3. Pingback: What to Write About Today… | Catch a Falling Star

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