Treasure Island

Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

0287 Ars poetica


A poem should be -

stop right there, chum. You’ve hit
the target in four words.

see it there? Like the
Northern Lights, the Aurora Borealis,
like a simile,
flashing through the mind,
reshaping the heavens,

soaring merrily above
should-be-s and shouldn’t-be-s

and - not even like I’ve said.
like nothing else
except itself

poetica my ars

a poet should be
a poem should be.

Submitted: Sunday, March 05, 2006
Edited: Saturday, July 15, 2006

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