A bit of life

Poems are built from

the dab and stroke 

of words and the forms

as bounded defined rules 

that hold them neat together 

or not at all as the case may be.


In the flowing sounds that 

shape the poetic lines

as much as a brush,

there lies the unfolding

movements of thoughts,

images and feelings

serene, profound,

bold and proud.


Encountering a poem is to

engage with a bit of life or a

morsel to savour and feel in

the tasting and the thinking

about what it means as a

part of opening up your life.