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What Are the Poems that the World is Telling?

Tongue tied lines of grief at sorrow, inexpressible

Silent pools of tears at the rupture of the land

Apologies of words for the pain that others bear for us

Defiant declarations of the life that pulses on

A chorus of wonder at the moon, dipping low for us

Gasps of delight at the dawning of the spring.

Fumbling, inadequate, stanzas matchless to the task:

Unstoppable, indelible, simply love lines from the heart.


These are the poems that the world is telling.


How to Pray the Japanese Way, by Jesslee Cuizon on Flickr

For World Poetry Day, which is today.

Photo, how to pray the japanese way, by Jesslee Cuizon

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  1. Bo Mackison says:

    This so speaks to me. This poem captures the many free floating feelings/ideas I’ve experienced recently. Amazing!

  2. Conor Ebbs
    Twitter: ebbstachio

    Stunning Joanna.


  3. Joanna
    Twitter: joannapaterson

    Bo, Conor, thank you for listening, and hearing me, it means a great deal.