April 25, 2014 #NaPoWriMo14

I can’t explain
the spirit closeness –
as poets –  we share.

Which are the magnets
that draw us to the center?

A double violin concerto
soothes the soul.

Might we build a house
with words? A shelter
from the outside crass
and craziness?

Outside – the spin,
the winds of idiots’
howls and screams
beckon our exchange,
our participation.

But we resist,
and carefully lay
each level of bricks –
these words.

A Friday poem is
an accident,
an oversight,
a second thought –

until I get some matching verse –
in a message from afar –
from you.


Author: Raymond Maxwell

https://raymmaxx.wordpress.com/ Librarian, archivist, retired foreign service officer and Navy veteran.

One thought on “April 25, 2014 #NaPoWriMo14”

  1. Read it many times and every time it appears even better. So beautiful and perfect! Like when we look at something and it is beautiful in every possible angle. I found very delightful: “- we share”; “draw us to the center”; and the answer, I love it so much – “might we build a house with words?”, “each level of bricks -these words” reinforce this idea. And also the last stanza reinforce the idea of dueto. Yes, perfect. Thank you.


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