What is poetry?
It is an expression of thoughts and feelings, using words as tools, to create something original, of beauty and of worth. (my own thoughts)
Extract from Stone Diaries by Carol Shields:
How does a poet know when a poem is ended?
Because it lies flat, taut; nothing can be added or substracted.
A cocoon of calmness
captures the stillness.
Rain shades the moment,
complementing the silence –
in holy harmony.
Joy nestles around the heart.
Its soul -mate, Peace, fills the spaces.
Feet touch each other warmly
in close companionship -
forgiving friends ,
grown old and crooked together.
Legs rest neatly folded,
one upon the other
in passive symmetry.
save the soft rise and fall of breathing.
Only Mind stirs
with silent utterings of creativity.
Striving to find
to witness the beauty of the morning.