tagNon-Erotic PoetryTo Write a Poem

To Write a Poem

byLauren Hynde©

The craft of poetry is itinerant as its design
(were it the silence of a poet on the triclinium)

To the wandering love, the sound of piano, metronome
better it were if he consumed the fire, eternal, adagio

But there are bullets, scenes, signs!
to kill and to die without verse

He knows to write is to wrap his soul
in a body of explosives, Al Qaeda-style

It is to play with fate in a passionate coil
as if it were a minor god, woven in silk.

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