Thursday, November 21, 2013

If Poetry Disappeared...

The world would not stop turning
For loss of verse
But the heart would
Stop burning
and racing
or chasing
the flirt of
elusive word
and the world would not notice
the absence of it
for the most part
but oh,
the light in the eye,
the path to the heart
the half-breath ocean stirred
the beauty of thought
or anguish-born jot
would never bring a smile
or a tear
and the poet would mourn
the day he was born
if verse would disappear…

© Janet Martin

1 comment:

Thank you for your visit to this porch. I'd love to hear if or how this post/poem touched you!