Wednesday, April 07, 2010

It's National Poetry Month

April is, appropriately, National Poetry Month.

The video below has Charles Bernstein demonstrating what makes a poem.

A radio station in my area has asked for poetry submissions, which then get entered into a drawing for prizes. Some of the poetry is being read on the air. Here's what I submitted:
On “The Madonna of Frydek”

The first note is sad and soft
And harsh
And then

She walks among open streets
Her expression only hints
How powerfully light
She is
And then

She may swim
In a city pool
In a medieval building
In a land
Of museums

The notes fade
The theme ascends
It gains weight
It asks a question
It loves her
And then wants
Her happiness.

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