So many times,
poets write poems about poems,
poems, poetry, the art of figurative language
So here's another one.
But rather than go to great lengths to tell you
what I think a poem is
I'll say it simply.
A poem is
a group of words, no different than
a road sign or a cookbook or
plaid potato vampire nose.
And music is nothing but
a series of sounds, not unlike
the buzz of a fluorescent light or a baby's cry or
my pen scratching on the paper.
activity in the brain. The same cause of
the twitch in your left leg, your craving for
your eyes moving across this page.
Colour, then, is just the reflection of light.
Laughter is just another noise.
Happiness, another dream.
Life is art
Life is a bowl of cherries
Life is an endless battle
Life is a bitch, then you die
Life is a challenge
Life is like climbing a tree
Life is a dance, a very elaborate and complex dance
Life is but a dream
Life is everything
Life is a game
Life isn't a game
Life is good
Life is a journey
Life is a labyrinth
Life is a metaphor for a greater reality
Life is nothing
Life is like a river
Life is like a roller coaster
Life is short
Life is but a walking shadow
Life is one big intertwining web.
A poem is more than a cookbook in the same way that
music is more than a fluorescent light and
dreams are more than a twitch.
If life is (II)
and everything is life, besides death,
then the world must be more than I thought
and I must be more than I thought
and a poem?
A poem is whatever it wants to be.