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There are Many Ways to Stop a Poem

Par | 2018-05-26T00:41:15+00:00 12 juillet 2013|Catégories : Blog|

 

There are many ways
to stop a poem.

You can do it by stu­dying the thing they call
Poetry.

You can shout it down
at mee­tings,
coopt it into com­mit­tees,
shoo it away as if it were
a com­mon jungle crow,
drop it down
the gene­ral well of caco­pho­ny.

The most popu­lar method,
I believe,
is to explain it.

Yes, there are many ways
to stop a poem
in its tracks,
to break
the wing­span of its words.

Yet eve­ry now and then
a poem 
will pop –
a sud­den mole from a mole hill
by the side of a road.

 

Published in Kavya Bharati, 2011, No.23

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