In Poetry There Is No Poverty Poem by Ayi Escalona

In Poetry There Is No Poverty

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there is no poverty in poetry: it is a rich world
of flowers
and magic, of images that imaginations create
a warm sun
the deep blue sea, some mysteries of words
that come
and seemingly carry with them a bountry of meanings

liberation, oblation, jubilation
birds coming out from our mouths
butterflies from our
fireworks from our minds
in multicolors
to the darkest skies
of this earth

where can poverty
in a world of freedom: to say what you want to say
to think what you want to think
to dream
to imagine
to find meanings where others think there are none?

the secret garden
a path
a gate
a hiding place for all of us who still believe
about life
and aftelife and life after life

temporary deaths
and temporary losses

a jump a leap to the world beyond us
to eternity
we are meant

this i think is poetry and surely
there can never be


Sonya Florentino 02 November 2009

indeed there is none...and this poem is precious....

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Walterrean Salley 01 November 2009

Indeed there is no poverty in poetry; it is filled with all richness. Thanks for sharing. Enjoyed this. 10

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Patti Masterman 17 October 2009

Thanks for reminding how rich we are; you didn't just say so, but you proved it by example again and again..because, sometimes even the most blessed in life need a little push..(smile)

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Raj Arumugam 20 August 2009

a wonderful insight into the meaning and function of poetry, Ariel: a jump a leap to the world beyond us to eternity we are meant

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