Friday, December 30, 2005

DEFINITION OF POETRY

"Poetry is when your bones dream and you take a number and make it dance with other numbers. Poetry is a spot about halfway between where you listen and where you wonder what it was you heard. Poetry is a handkerchief trick with a kite and a balloon—and the neighbors wonder how you got that way."

Carl Sandburg sure had a way with words. He proclaimed to have at least 100 definitions of poetry. My challenge to myself is to write my own definitions of poetry, and see what happens. Maybe it will become a poem, maybe just a list, or become too frustrating to even venture. We'll see. You are invited to try with me, to let your "bones dream."

I wish I could write like that!

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