Shalom Freedman

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The Poem's Truth Is That It Says More Than It Knows - Poem by Shalom Freedman


The poem’s truth is that it says more than it knows
That it goes beyond its own intention
That it means in more than only one way
The poem’s truth is its hidden music
And the melody it plays through and beyond our listening
A poem’s truth answers itself in endless questions and ambiguities
No wonder no one simply reads these simple words
As if they were simply written.

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Comments about The Poem's Truth Is That It Says More Than It Knows by Shalom Freedman

  • Terry Craddock (11/26/2015 4:36:00 PM)

    Poetry Penetrates Behind: Surface Layers Obvious

    beautiful poems
    artistic insight
    reflective beauty

    yet the poem's truth
    penetrates behind
    surface layers obvious

    beautiful poetry
    simple poems
    are depths hidden

    in universal music resonant
    in our seeking souls knowing
    melodies beyond consciousness

    poetry sings wings soars
    past ears through receptive mind
    into souls vibrant quivering

    listening to truths
    beyond truths
    answers endless

    questions sown through into cells
    life lessons ambiguities cosmic
    flow through caverns mind echoes

    creation echoes haunts humanity
    desires to decipher word resonance
    in simple poem word symmetry

    Copyright © Terence George Craddock
    Inspired by the poem 'The Poem's Truth Is That It Says More Than It Knows' by Shalom Freedman.
    Dedicated to the poet Shalom Freedman.
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  • (12/19/2010 11:25:00 PM)

    Another beautiful poem of artistic insight and reflective beauty. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, December 19, 2010

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