Don’t deny yourself the clarity, power and beauty of poetry based on an ugly introduction to it in school (you probably didn’t appreciate asparagus back then either). Poetry is the essence of communication, even when heavily symbolic.
Poetry can speak in headlines, or let rhythm determine content (haiku), it is in our songs, in our pledges. Poetry flashes meaning at you, it summarizes or deconstructs (or both). There are many forms of poetry, go ahead and peek into a few books. If you don’t find something you like in a couple of pages, or by skipping around, that book is not talking to you. And that’s OK. Try again.
I earlier argued the point that Tweet-sized thinking is poetry: Few Words, Much Feeling. This is not intended to diminish the craft and word-work of our collective lyric soul. Once you sample a few poets, close your eyes and grab for the after-glow of your favorite. Somebody arranges words in a way that appeals to your thought-constructs.
ARCHING OVER (Collected Collections) is graphic. Whether it is erotic is up to you. This collection revels in reduction: getting to the base/bone/blood of sexual connection. Yearning. Triumphant. Exultant. It is not without love. “Look Inside” link for Kindle sample.
sailing on the sensuous breezes
of a moon-swept sea
creatures of a planet
that binds us by gravity
yet we learned how to fly
it limits our life span
but lets us love forever
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