Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Poem Is The Metaphor/ For All The Poet Is Not


The poem is the metaphor
For all the poet is not-
It lives in its own way
Beyond the fine line
Of the poet’s sacred intention.

It knows a holiness of its own,
And perhaps no holiness at all.

It is what it is
As all things are what they are-

And if it means more than first appears,
And if it says endlessly new sounds,
The poet never knew he uttered,
Still somehow deeply it connects
To where he is and what he was and what he will be,
When he is not.

Submitted: Monday, November 17, 2008
Edited: Friday, July 16, 2010

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