I’d like to write a piece of verse
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to lift the attention
off the words on the page
to give imagination a great gift
and make the intellect a bit more sage.
I want it to be worth being enshrined --
regarded as fine art --
a lyric that long lingers in the mind
with images that lodge within the heart.
I want it to be hard to read aloud --
So heavy with emotion
the voice cracks --
And, when it is performed before a crowd,
Applause would seem to be anticlimax.
I‘m content when I can pen
a poem people want to read again.
The quickest way for me to learn something new is to first understand why I'd like to learn it.