#BlaPoWriMo – from the archives

April 26, 2016

Life is so much more like
Parks and Recreation than
Madame Secretary.
So don’t get it twisted
when you pull the curtain.

Poetry is just streaming words –
nothing high brow about it –
painting is lines and shapes
splashed on canvas with a brush –
and dancing is shifting weight
from one foot to the other
in motion across a wooden floor.

If I were a strong wind I’d wrap
all around you – if a river,
I’d rise up to your knees –
if a song, I’d bounce tenderly
against your eardrums, until I
found my way into your inner heart.

More like Parks and Recreation,
less like Madame Secretary,
nothing like The Good Wife.
Life. Don’t get it twisted.

Author: Raymond Maxwell

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

3 thoughts on “#BlaPoWriMo – from the archives”

    1. It was a fun poem. The original was divided into irregular stanzas, but when I pasted it into WordPress the stanzas dropped out. So I said to myself, OK, let’s go with it as it is. Thanks for your comment.

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  1. Reblogged this on Lovely Curses and commented:
    As my dear friend Emily Dickinson ( 😉 )once said…

    Much Madness is divinest Sense…
    Much Sense – the starkest Madness…

    Don’t get it twisted!

    Enjoy another poem by Ray Maxwell for BlaPoWriMo!

    –N

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