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They Say That Poetry

April 4, 2013
By Claire_A GOLD, Pleasanton, California
Claire_A GOLD, Pleasanton, California
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Favorite Quote:
"Always a poet, even in prose."
~Charles Baudelaire

Long pieces into short
Chunks of meaning
But I say no

Poetry is
A butterfly dancing
In open air
Like lace
So light and intricate
With little holes
For the fabric of your favorite dress to show through

The meaning
Is scattered like sand
When you walk on it
You barely feel the little pricks

But if you bend down to inspect the sand
You see it flashing gold

And the meaning hits you
Like rain

The author's comments:
I heard it said that "poetry is like a trash compacter." But I never thought that was true. This piece tells what I think poetry is.

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