Alexzia Ferdinand

Feedback, If I May - Poem by Alexzia Ferdinand

don't rush the ending too soon.
build a story over a
until you have complete mansions
of lines and prose and living.
don't become too enthralled with details.
they will paint pictures regardless
of words on a page.
make the words flow until you've enveloped
all, reader, listener,
critic alike. Finally,
break them with the ending. let it crash
and resonate like the fury
of ocean tide. And above all, leave them
with a question on their lips
yet the answer somewhere
after the last line,
they will know the truth.

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  • (6/15/2007 1:55:00 PM)

    You are very wise. We are in a certain sense painting word portraits of ourselves in our poems. Excellent write, Alexzia.

    Warmest regards,

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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011

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