Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Poem-matter



Whether writing it, reading it or riding it, Poem is a lovely Word.

PAD Challenge day 28: Here’s the final “Two for Tuesday” prompt of the month:
Write a matter poem. Matter is what things are made of.
Write an anti-matter poem. The opposite of a matter poem.

(An attempt at combining both matters into one poem because Poem is far more than ink and page;-)

As far as I can tell, the well
Of poem-matter never dries
Though I have yet to find the swell
Wherein its pulsing Presence plies
An 'almost Thing' into word-art
For bits of ink can stun the heart

...and steal One's Very Breath away
The tempest of type-print can rouse
On modest forum of blank page
With naught but consonants and vowels
Ageless arrangements of thought-jot
Where we touch-see-taste what is not

Pity the one who cannot see
Beyond the box of Here-and-Now
Nor on a verse of poetry
Traverse, averse to it somehow
For, though sight is a narrow street
They choose its ground beneath their feet

And yet, as far as I can tell,
The well of word-spring has no floor
Nor can a hand chain or corral
The wonderland of troubadour
Where 'almost' is a tasty lure
That only Poem can procure

Janet Martin~

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