Writing Poetry 76 We do not write poetry. We allow ourselves to be poems. What gets written is the taste of our experience-- an experience that we live in
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, Mar 8, 2004
Writing Poetry 76
We do not write poetry.
We allow ourselves to be poems.
What gets written is the taste
of our experience--
an experience that we live in awareness.
Today the grass may be verdant and lush.
Tomorrow there may be an earthquake.
A friend dies, a child is born,
a beautiful woman looks in the mirror
and sees only ugliness.
What is before us is what we imagine.
When we let go of the words the poem arrives.
Love opens our doors.
We become the purpose of grass
the awe of earthquakes--
the beauty of what is.
All doors are an illusion
but sometimes poetry
gives us an imaginary door frame
for us to be this walking through of God.
Copyright Eric Ashford March 2004.
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