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Randy Resh

(April,1967 / Toronto, Canada)

A Poet Should Be


A poet should be romantic as spring
chocolate and cherry
mellifluous honey
drinking day-lit blossoming

Yet a poet should be
suspicious jaded wary
deepest indigo sour wine poison
ice blister winter night scathing

A poet should be loving
beyond bewildering
passionate so jealously

A poet should be spiteful
boisterous unbecoming
belligerent as unseemly

A poet should ever enjoin
engage the reader
emphatic empathic
paving pathos
ever so eternal
most intimate
enduringly







copyright Randy Resh 2008


Futureale Magazine June 2009

Submitted: Friday, April 11, 2008
Edited: Wednesday, December 22, 2010

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  • Michael Pruchnicki (4/11/2008 10:03:00 AM)

    Some striking lines! You confound expectations, Randy!

    Yes, a poet should be spiteful boisterous unseemly -
    in other words, a real human being with all the faults
    and some of the glory!

    Cheers, Michael (Report) Reply

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