A Poet’s Voice

A Poet’s Voice

Thoughts flow
from page
or screen,
smoothly, even when
in juxtaposition. That is

poetry. You may experiment
with inflection, reading it
aloud, wondering
how the author meant it
to be heard. You learn

for yourself, her nuance
making it clear,
when she turns
the page
and speaks.

 Off-prompt for Day 29 of National Poetry Writing Month/Global Poetry Writing Month from NaPoWriMo 2017.
Photo:  Cleopatra Mathis at The Unbound Book Festival at Stephens College, Columbia, Missouri – 22 April, 2017

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8 thoughts on “A Poet’s Voice

    • I can imagine, since a poem will form a picture in your mind. (I observe from inside a coffee house, as the the microbrew and morels of the Morels and Microbrew Festival move indoors from the deluge of a Missouri spring day.)

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      • And my pauses weren’t their pauses, and inflection differed. But it was a good exercise. I should do this again. I’m getting hungry (and thirsty) thinking about the Morels and Microbrew Festival.

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