What For The Metaphor?

What For The Metaphor?


What for the metaphor?
Perhaps when you’re

Describing that

Which has no words:

Where words don’t live,

Can’t give;

The knowing,


Inner sight

Where brain or mind

(I don’t know which)

Can’t reach.


We try, we try

From sound to form,

From ear to eye.


Those poets who transcend the word


But I, but I,

Without the necessary fantasy,

Concede to limitation,

Continuing to write.


Mother lode or veiled code,

Metaphoric clouds elude me.


Still, when I know, I know I know.



I try.


What For The Metaphor? 12.5.2011

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin


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