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Birds In Flight

Sarah Doughty

“And darling, as long as you still want me,
I will always be yours.”

These pieces of us. Sometimes I think they’re trying to pull away like a flock of birds. Flying away, leaving with nothing left between us. And that thought scares me. Because deep down, I know what you mean to me. I know what I mean to you, even if I have doubts at times. So maybe that’s what bothers me so much when I feel like the essence of what we were is floating away. Because maybe it is. We are different people than we were. But that doesn’t mean we are drifting apart. Those pieces taking flight are just the old pieces of us. And in the end, what remains, will be stronger. And darling, I assure you, as long as you still want me, I will always be yours.

© Sarah Doughty

Always yours…

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Biology of Poetry

Don’t Miss this great post from Paul Lenzi!!!

Poesy plus Polemics

allegory poet
I write this with no claims to education or mastery of the art form. Rather, as an autodidact poet-in-training, I am ever humbled by my own efforts at poetry.  It is an exquisite obsession whose practice, over lengthy time, has revealed some of its truths to me. I offer them here for consideration or reflection.

If poetry will ever find wider appeal, garner deeper affection, two things appear necessary. One is perhaps obvious, the other less so.  Poetry needs to be read by people other than poets. In order for more of that to happen, poetry needs to be better understood by poets themselves.

Poetry is an eccentric literary species, with each poem an organic entity possessed of its idiosyncratic metaphysical biology. It is as different from prose as are mice from men.  The taxonomy of poetry, I believe, has more affinity with drama, and even more affinity with musical…

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