gershon hepner

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First Line - Poem by gershon hepner

While some believe they need a title
to make their poetry ignite,
I find the first line to be vital
in every wordsong that I write,
and once my thoughts have been composed
and I have harvested confusion,
I try to keep the sense enclosed
by rounding it with a conclusion.
The first line is what has to burst
before the miscellaneous
ideas emerge quite unrehearsed,
in spondee sport spontaneous
with sparks that all have been ignited,
don’t know how or when or where,
in grey matter that benighted
glows once it can inspire air.


Comments about First Line by gershon hepner

  • Joe Breunig (4/22/2006 11:40:00 AM)


    This is one of the best definitions I've read, regarding the construction of a poem. Excellent write! Loved the wonderfully, poetic title. (Report) Reply

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  • (4/16/2006 4:42:00 PM)


    Wonderful writing and a list of great tools for us to share, love Duncan (Report) Reply

  • (4/16/2006 3:50:00 PM)


    You tell a most pleasant and heartwarming story, Gershon. It's one of the many things about her, I imagine, that those who knew and loved her can celebrate today.
    Love,
    Gina.
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Poem Submitted: Sunday, April 16, 2006

Poem Edited: Tuesday, July 13, 2010


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