Thursday, April 28, 2016

Important Business, This Poetry

PAD Challenge Day 28: For today’s prompt, take the phrase “Important (blank),” replace the blank with a word or phrase, make the new phrase the title of your poem, and then, write the poem.

Important business this, the art
Of baring pieces of the heart
For stranger’s eyes to criticize
Or interpret, at least in part

Important business this, the dare
To splay heart pieces on thin air
For other lips and fingertips
To touch with much less thought or care

Important business this, the taunt
Of restless air requesting font
With lowly pen we trace its yen
And draw a poem from its vaunt

Important business this, the ought
That shapes a word that shapes a thought
That shapes a mind; ah, be not blind
To those who find what ink has wrought

Important business this, for we
Who teach not eyes, but hearts to see
As we lay bare on naked air
Heart-pieces shaped in poetry

© Janet Martin

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