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when i stand among poets


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when i stand around among poets
i am embarrassed mostly,
their long white beards,
the great bulge in their pantstheir certainties

i don’t know how to do
what i do in the way
that i do it. it happens
despite me and i pretend

to deserve it.

but i don’t know how to do it.
only sometimes when
something is singing
and so far

i hear.

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when i stand around
among poets, sometimes
i hear a single music
in us, one note
dancing us through the
singular moving world.

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Lucille Clifton

when you stand around among poets
what do you hear?
is it a single music in us?
or is it the sound of a tune
slightly off key?

when you stand around among poets
is your prose filled with promise
and fulfillment?
or uncertainty and self-doubt?

when you stand around among poets
do you see the beauty in every sunrise?
or is it just another day?

when you stand among poets……..

Hope all is well family, have a great weekend.
Peace,
Tenthltr2u

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About tenthltr2u (1026 Articles)
A child of the 60's I often feel out of place in the world as it exist today. Too much excess, too much materialism, too few people who genuinely care or give a damn. It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye. Antoine de Saint-Exupery

2 Comments on when i stand among poets

  1. Standing as a poet!

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  2. I hear "a single music", as we are music, we are poetry.  Each of us inspire, and each of us keep the tune alive.  Peace.

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