What is poetry?

a hopeless but brave effort…


It defies all definition
since it should be undescribable
to be at all convincing,
an impalpable abstraction
of word painting with some meaning
which persistently avoids to get pinned down,
a mystery of beauty
with a spiritual sense
that does not disappear
and never is forgotten.

© aurelio 2022
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Not a bad attempt at answering the age old question, however these days I am inclined to think most poetry is only there to fill in the gaps between occasional prose offerings on writing sites. 😉

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