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Afterthought 1420—What Form

Posted in nothing special by maggie on 2016/11/22

What form can lock your dreaming to the page
on which your doubts construct their sterile cage?
Set their flights free! Let no star stand still
awaiting time that will not move until.

What form renews itself from stage to stage?
What form can lock your dreaming to the page?
Abandon artificial discipline
threatening to keep your voices in.

Beware the comfort of convenient form —
superficial, usual and lukewarm.
What form can lock your dreaming to the page
on which your fierce desires contain their rage?

Left alone, your structures serve you well:
you condemn your words to silent hell.
Yet breath's certainties you cannot gauge.
What form can lock your dreaming to the page?

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  1. clarioretenebris said, on 2016/11/23 at 06:50

    Any form I’ve known you to adopt
    has set loose new word that cannot be stopped.

    • maggie said, on 2016/11/23 at 09:18

      Thanks to Sara, to Adrien and to Nancy
      (and to one other who wants me to forget)
      for giving form to the song of my poetry
      — to those four, I and mine are born in debt.


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