We Are All Poets

Laura Lein-Svencner lonecrowart.blogspot.com

Laura Lein-Svencner lonecrowart.blogspot.com

We are all poets
Our language is song
The clicking of the tongue
Even the aahs & ohhs & hmms
serving as dramatic accentuations
to the off`beat up`beat down`beat
patois of our region of the world
of the office our neighborhood
yes even of our own family
Our language is song
All song poetry

We must speak
as we must breathe
To announce our presence
To acknowledge our existence
We must shout & whisper & growl
in response to the encroaching seas
in reaction to the evaporating skies
Must stand up to violent words
and yield to words that woo
Language binds us
All word poetry

   Poetry is neither good nor bad
   It is merely interesting or not

“In Iceland, people of all ages and every walk of life
compose and publish verse. Cold, damp weather, 
and long nights may be among the reasons.” ~ NYT, 11/30/16


About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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2 Responses to We Are All Poets

  1. the internet has been singing an especially dreadful poetry all year long


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