Treasure Island

Shalom Freedman

(Troy New York)

The Poems Of The Wild Words And Unexpected Meanings


THE POEMS OF THE WILD WORDS AND UNEXPECTED MEANINGS

The poems of the wild words and the unexpected meanings
Escape me -
The surprises of each new line’s metaphors
Are far from my power-
A plodding literal single- mindedness
Informed by small irony
Is all I have.

Poems distant from mine and greater
Inhabit the dreaming worlds,
And I inferior
With lesser words
Persist in making my Mediocrity up.

Submitted: Wednesday, July 14, 2010

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