Sunday, May 22, 2011

A poem needs this simple


"One merit of poetry few persons will deny: it says more and in fewer words than prose."
--Voltaire

"To read a poem is to hear it with our eyes; to hear it is to see it with our ears."
--Octavio Paz


A poem needs this simple:
What it has to be understood;
What it should to be read;
What is worth keeping said.

A poem needs this simple:
What everything it can offer;
What something it can bear;
That will last forever.

A poem needs this simple:
What it stands for nevertheless;
What it is to express;
What it is to impress.

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