Poetry is ordinary language raised to the Nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.
—Paul Engle (via writersrelief)
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NATIONAL POETRY MONTH DAY 8: Introduction to the Limits of Metaphor (A Love Poem) by Jeannine Hall Gailey
I am snowing inside I am a house with a rickety roof
I am a boat that is capsizing I am waves cold on your feet
You are the moon you are beyond my reach
I am the cranberry in your tart you are the splinter from the wood spoon
You have a face like a coin
I am the fingertip print on the window
For each day of National Poetry Month one of our fellows will explore the breadth of poetry in three ways: through a question from another fellow, through a poem and through a writing prompt, #writetoday.
Sally Wen Mao asks, Poetic windfalls are the best. Has there been a…
In that part
Of the country, a knot
Means something you
Get after getting knocked
Down, and story means
—Read more of National Poetry Month Day 5: “ESL” by Jericho Brown at The Rumpus! (via therumpus)