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  • 25.
    What He Thought

    We were supposed to do a job in Italy
    and, full of our feeling for
    ourselves (our sense of being
    Poets from America) we went
    from Rome to Fano, met
    the Mayor, mulled a couple
    matters over. The Italian literati seemed
    bewildered by the language of America: they asked us
    what does "flat drink" mean? and the mysterious
    "cheap date" (no explanation lessened
    this one's mystery). Among Italian writers we

    could recognize our counterparts: the academic,
    the apologist, the arrogant, the amorous,
    the brazen and the glib. And there was one
    administrator (The Conservative), in suit
    of regulation gray, who like a good tour guide
    with measured pace and uninflected tone
    narrated sights and histories
    the hired van hauled us past.
    Of all he was most politic--
    and least poetic-- so
    it seemed. Our last
    few days in Rome
    I found a book of poems this
    unprepossessing one had written: it was there
    in the pensione room (a room he'd recommended)
    where it must have been abandoned by
    the German visitor (was there a bus of them?) to whom
    he had inscribed and dated it a month before. I couldn't
    read Italian either, so I put the book
    back in the wardrobe's dark. We last Americans

    were due to leave
    tomorrow. For our parting evening then
    our host chose something in a family restaurant,
    and there we sat and chatted, sat and chewed, till,
    sensible it was our last big chance to be Poetic, make
    our mark, one of us asked

    "What's poetry?
    Is it the fruits and vegetables
    and marketplace at Campo dei Fiori

    or the statue there?" Because I was
    the glib one, I identified the answer
    instantly, I didn't have to think-- "The truth
    is both, it's both!" I blurted out. But that
    was easy. That was easiest
    to say. What followed taught me something
    about difficulty,

    for our underestimated host spoke out
    all of a sudden, with a rising passion, and he said:

    The statue represents
    Giordano Bruno, brought
    to be burned in the public square
    because of his offence against authority, which was to say
    the Church. His crime was his belief
    the universe does not revolve around
    the human being: God is no
    fixed point or central government
    but rather is poured in waves, through
    all things: all things
    move. "If God is not the soul itself,
    he is the soul OF THE SOUL of the world." Such was
    his heresy. The day they brought him forth to die

    they feared he might incite the crowd (the man
    was famous for his eloquence). And so his captors
    placed upon his face
    an iron mask
    in which he could not speak.

    That is how they burned him.
    That is how he died,
    without a word,
    in front of everyone. And poetry--

    (we'd all put down our forks by now, to listen to
    the man in gray; he went on softly)-- poetry

    is what he thought, but did not say. read more »

  • 26.
    Of Modern Poetry

    The poem of the mind in the act of finding
    What will suffice. It has not always had
    To find: the scene was set; it repeated what
    Was in the script. read more »

  • 27.
    A Poetry Reading At West Point

    I read to the entire plebe class,
    in two batches. Twice the hall filled
    with bodies dressed alike, each toting
    a copy of my book. What would my read more »

  • 28.
    About My Poetry

    I have no silver-saddled horse to ride,
    no inheritance to live on,
    neither riches no real-estate --
    a pot of honey is all I own. read more »

  • 29.
    Poetry Is A Kind Of Lying -new-

    Poetry is a kind of lying,
    necessarily. To profit the poet
    or beauty. But also in read more »

  • 30.
    The Progress of Poetry

    The Farmer's Goose, who in the Stubble,
    Has fed without Restraint, or Trouble;
    Grown fat with Corn and Sitting still,
    Can scarce get o'er the Barn-Door Sill: read more »

  • 31.
    Love, The Soul Of Poetry

    WHen first Alexis did in Verse delight,
    His Muse in Low, but Graceful Numbers walk't,
    And now and then a little Proudly stalk't;
    But never aim'd at any noble Flight: read more »

  • 32.

    Among storms, among fires,
    Among burning passions,
    In elemental, flaming strife,
    It flies to us from the heavens- read more »

  • 33.

    Enobles the heart and the eyes,
    and unveils the meaning of all things
    upon which the heart and the eyes dwell. read more »

  • 34.
    Modern Poetry

    How I hate those modern Poems
    Vaguer, looser than a dream!
    Pointless things that look like poems
    Only, to some held-back theme! read more »

  • 35.

    Yes, I shall swear by you, my verse,
    I shall wheeze out, before I swoon:
    You're not a tenor's shape and voice, read more »

  • 36.
    Ode To Poertry -new-

    POETRY is the entagler of rainbows
    in the sky,
    what is created by imagination read more »

New Poetry Poems

  1. world poetry day haiku, john tiong chunghoo
  2. How Mad I Am! (Haiku), Bijay Kant Dubey
  3. A Poetic Voice, Archan Mehta
  4. What is Poetry? If You Ask And Take Thei.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  5. THE EMBRYONIC .., Alvin Word Speaker Tatlhego
  6. poetry!, Alvin Word Speaker Tatlhego
  7. Poetry, Its Schools, Thought & Tradition, Bijay Kant Dubey
  8. Poetry, Poetry, Poetry, Will Madden Me A.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. Types of poetry, Bijay Kant Dubey
  10. Poetry is the Soul of Art, Matthias Pantaleon
  11. Poetry is, Emilio Villa
  12. Poetry, The Types & Tenors of It, Bijay Kant Dubey
  13. Poetry, Husna Amin
  14. Poetry, Anubhav gupta
  15. Poetry, What Is Poetry?, Bijay Kant Dubey
  16. Poetry II, Matthias Pantaleon
  17. Poetry, ROCHISH MON
  18. They Say…., V P Mahur
  19. Poetry Is Me, Audrey Kanyera
  20. Poetry, Angela Morin
  21. \ Poetry /, Aparna Chatterjee
  22. { Random Thoughts On Poetry }, Manohar Bhatia
  23. Types And Tenors of Poetry, Bijay Kant Dubey
  24. The Definition Of Poetry, Bijay Kant Dubey
  25. Poets, Poets, Poets And Poetry, Bijay Kant Dubey
  26. A -Deformational -Decompositional- Story.., Nyein Way
  27. Poetically Incorret Poem, Abdul Wahab
  28. I Am An Old Poetry Machine, Shalom Freedman
  29. Poetry is science, gajanan mishra
  30. Poetry - art, gajanan mishra
  31. The way of poetry, Abdul Wahab
  32. LIBERATION., Durlabh Singh
  33. Poetry Is...#2, Roxanne Dubarry
  34. The Sound Of Poetry, Matthias Pantaleon
  35. Poetry - My Wishes, ramesh rai
  36. A Private Affair, Heather Burns
  37. Hey Poet Man #3, Heather Burns
  38. poetry, donald kuutsi
  39. When The Need To Write Poetry, Shalom Freedman
  40. Read my poetry, gajanan mishra
  41. POETRY IS SEXY, habib akewusola
  42. Poetry, Drew Anderson
  43. The Language Of Poetry Is Metaphor, Shalom Freedman
  44. Beginning, Nyein Way
  45. The Time Of Poetry Has Come, Shalom Freedman
  46. I Dont Write Poetry!, Eric Cockrell
  47. SONGS OF POETRY, Suvro Bhattacharya
  48. A Man Became Addicted To Poetry, Shalom Freedman
  49. Drunk On Poetry, R.K. Cowles
  50. Another Poem, Mark R Slaughter
  51. Poetry Is All In One!, Ramesh T A
  52. Poetry is nature, Oyehan Opeyemi Akinkunmi
  53. Y.. Poetry and History, Aufie Zophy
  54. Pen, Mark R Slaughter
  55. The Poetry Of Confession, Shalom Freedman
  56. Poetry, Anita Khelawan
  57. There Is Another Poetry, Shalom Freedman
  58. Poetry is Everywhere, Gita Ashok
  59. Poetry On The Chin, Mark R Slaughter
  60. Poetry...Poetry..., Akash Agrawal
  61. Sharp Pencils, PEF (PEF)
  62. POETRY, Narayan Chandra Samal
  63. An act of poetry, Mark R Slaughter
  64. Poetry, Matthew Kraft
  65. poetry to me, adeniran oluokun
  66. My Madness, FREEMAN DAVID
  67. Poetry, hopewell syprien
  68. + On Poetry, Jordan Legaspi
  69. The Poetry Of The Old, Shalom Freedman
  70. There Are Times/ When The Poetry Of The .., Shalom Freedman
  71. My reason's why poetry is never devilish,, Abdul Karim
  72. poetry is, daniel romero
  73. it is a habit, RIC S. BASTASA
  74. I Am Not A Poet 2, Ershad Mazumder
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