Thursday, February 14, 2013

Leftovers. How do leftovers inspire one to write a poem?

Poetry has much in common with cooking. It's the making of. Those out-takes of a poem (aka leftovers) might well become a title or the last fitting line of a new poem. Leftovers are anything but left over. They are starter, they are culture (think yogurt) of a meal. We all know a poem is a meal. Right?

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    Just as the rising waters signal
    some depths below the surface
    one watches at the entryway
    to see a favorite face

    all's put in order
    when another note is heard
    familiar and eloquent
    as a toasted cheese cut in fours