It takes difficulty breathing difficulty speaking
To feel the need
The power of speech and the desire grows to be inspired
To breathe in air and put down words
That can be turned back into breath through speech.
It takes trouble to feel the power of speech
A former of the world
To lose that inhibition – a stutter and a hiccough
In one word one thought that
Poetry any poetic writing is a struggle
To bring the word back to speech
To structure breath.
January 10, 2010
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So true. And this poem would be lovely as an audio file as well... Emily Wilkinson has been reciting her poetry and including in written posts ( also recently moved to substack ) It creates a rich extra dimension to what is read. xxx