Monday, April 15, 2019

Poetry is a Burning Blessing




Poetry is a Burning Blessing

your pen -- the matchstick;
ideas -- tinder, kindling, fuel;
poetry -- the fire


©Mary Lee Hahn, 2019


6 comments:

  1. I’m always amazed at the way you can create powerful meaning with a few carefully selected words. Perfect!

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  2. Love it, Mary Lee.
    Janet Clare F.

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  3. If the poem's fire,
    and ideas, the tinder, kindling,
    then your pen's the match.

    I switched the order of your first and last line because I feel the greater epiphany deserves to go last. But I kept it as a haiku, which was tough! Regardless, I'm honored that my Metaphor Dice might have helped you excavate this truth.

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by! The honor is all mine.

      It's interesting that you saw the pen/match as the greater epiphany. I'm sticking with the poetry/fire. Two different poems from the same metaphor! I appreciate you taking time to "play" along!

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