So, if I want to declare something, a new trick
should I use Facebook or Twitter or should I try
yet another poem, this time with more insistent
than I am used to, and with end-stopped lines,
here and there, with different characters, as in
question mark, exclamation point, period, and,
a question mark, since almost all of the texts
to write a poem discourage use of questions,
well, how can readers give a proper feedback?
what is sacred about a line being end-stopped,
I hear the honking of a flock of Canadian geese.
Must they be lost because they honk? O, Yes.
I must stop
declaring, and why do I say, if I wanted to declare,
that is the province of those more confident, like
and why should I declare anyway, being neither
nor prophet, nor talk show host, nor Cable TV
The older I get, the more I see that poetry is more flexible than any other artistic medium. Go on and crow about it!
Thanks Joan for your observation. I appreciate your reading. Ron
And in pattern, too,
Thank you Maren. I’m very pleased that you like the poem.
Nobody asked me, but I do think to elicit reactions to your poems has to be one of the most pleasurable things about having them published. That tinge of green on my face is envy.
You are very kind. Thank you, Joan.