Poetic Law Poem by Mary Spain

Poetic Law

Rating: 4.5


Housed in the framework of poetic law
There dwells a thought. So small a home, yet by
Its very discipline we can ensure
That nothing wasteful is allowed to lie
Within. Each phrase is weighed and polished 'til
It shines, and, as the thought is likened to
A point, so must each chosen word distil
Its essence wholly to this single view.
A small and shining house that offers rest;
A sanctuary wherein the mind finds space;
A place of light that greets each welcome guest
With care and nourishment that spring from grace.
A thought has boundaries whilst running free,
Yet, under law, knows perfect liberty.

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Jazib Kamalvi 08 August 2017

A great ars poetica, Mary. You may like to read my ars poetica named as (Poetic Sense-1) Thanks

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Mary Spain 08 August 2017

I have looked up your translation, and much look forward to studying it in detaiil in the near future. Thank you for your generous appreciation of my poem.

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Gajanan Mishra 04 February 2014

perfect liberty, good writing, thanks.

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