Trying Out Ideas In Form


Accepting some, rejecting others

You think thoughts (of course, what else?)

With mind that thinks in rhyme,

That sings internally in pulse or meter,

With the trying out idea

In one shape, length or other form,

A form poetic, form its norm.


It cannot help it, choosing not to,

Its intrinsic motto “Write!” into

The dead of night, the morning’s bait,

Some inward freight shipped in by nature,

Makes it make ideas clear – and that alone on matt blank paper.

Talking dissipates in air

While written piece is always there,

If only to be found in some museum cellar

Two damp hundred dry years later,

Made mature

By simile and metaphor-become-reality,

Affecting mankind’s then and future

Through the slow, low burn of poetry.


Trying Out Ideas In Form 8.15.2016

The Processes: Creative, Thinking, Meditative II;

Arlene Corwin




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