richard pierce

richard pierce

22 November 2010

why i love poetry

because verses bound and wrapped
on a page of many colours
sing new voices

because one word
is better than thousands

because reading beats hearing
when the letters make
their own meaning

because small words can change big things

because the wind and the rain
and love and hate and fear
and tragedy and joy

because the world outside
is so huge and round

because inside each song
there is true greatness
and great truth

because words are the warmth of life

because brevity is our breath
in the scheme of all the gods
and we their scribes

because faith is a promise
regardless of belief

because each poem is
a life-time on its own
a summary of all we can

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