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LETTERS TO A DEAD POET
by Brian M Morrisey

Monday, March 26, 2007
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Even though your words
haunt my sleep
and I hear
your lone cries
in a downpour
under a streetlight
down a distant road
from any sign
that let me know
how I got there

I still won’t
desecrate your name
or resurrect you into
the confines
of black ink blood
spread over the page
into a poem
that doesn’t see thru
the color of your eyes

I never felt your fear
or tasted the pain
left idling
under the hood
over lovers
asphyxiating any future plans

Yet
I get so full of feeling
when reading your epitaphs
left on the shelf
hardbound
heavy
and you know
you’re in good hands
with a spine
with a name so bold

Yet
I still won’t
desecrate your name
into a poem
that doesn’t see thru
the color of your eyes.

POESY
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Reviewed by Brian Morrisey 3/28/2007
Actually it is about poets in general. I think it is a nice gesture to write poems about an iconic poet, but give it a rest... I edit a magazine and sooo many submissions are odes to the dead. I am more into giving light to those ready to shine. Those still walking and talking today.
Reviewed by Debra Harmes-Kurth 3/26/2007
What a wonderful poem~! I like the imagery here. Now I want to know who the poet is you are writing about. Or is it meant to be poets in general?
debra
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