Poems always exist behind poems
whether we realize it or not,
and I don't mean in the usual sense
of trying to elicit an unexpressed subject.
No.The poem behind the poem
is trying to reach you, speak directly
to you, tell you how it's feeling,
what's on its mind, wanting you to know,
the telling more important than the told.
Can you hear its tones, its emphases?
Can you guess its moods?
Can you imagine its expressions, how it moves?
Can you tell it has a lot to tell you?
You see, it's lonely in there
despite the press of loved ones,
and it doesn't have a lot of time with you,
or without you for that matter.
These, and sundry others, it tells
to bring the poem home to you.
Poem and life, love and time, here with us.
Yes, there are poems within poems. Clever poetry. Well done.
Glad you liked it.
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem
Clever poem about introducing the Muse who hides within each poet inspiring the poem...Welcome to PoemHunter!
Lorraine, Glad you read the poem The Poem Within the Poem. I never thought of it that way exactly, but you are right: the Muse hides in each of us. It just came out one day when I was thinking in a general way about what my poems are really trying to say.