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


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

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

  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.

    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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