Thursday, August 1, 2013

This is for Virginia

This might be a poem.  Thank you, Virginia Vagt.

This is for Virginia.

She told me
Over lunch
I write
My autobiography
In poetry
Every day.

This is for Virginia.

She does not believe
I should call these things
That I write
Every morning
Reflections.

No
She says
No
They are poems
Pure and simple
Simple and pure
That is what they are:
Poems.

This is for Virginia.

She dropped this on me
Over lunch.
I am still chewing.

This might be a poem.

3 comments:

  1. Virginia is absolutely right. Free verse (usually) poems.

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  2. Yep. And, thank you for the image of two wonderful women together. I can('t) imagine your conversation.

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  3. I agree with Virginia and with you.....and rest in the wisdom of Shakespeare that "a rose by any other name is still a rose".

    Yet again, maybe you could split the difference: reflective poetry or poetic reflection.

    Hmmm . . .

    Judy

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