Thursday, 8 January 2015

Russian Dolls

Wrapped one inside the other like onions.
Which one came first?
Which Russian doll spawned the next.
Did they start small and end big?
Or did they start big and end small?

That is the baffling part of poetry.

In the beginning was the word.
That is the first claim in Genesis, 
the first book of the Bible.

How accurate is that claim?
Is it possible that in the beginning it was 
THOUGHT that took priority?
Would that also mean:
In the beginning was the idea?

Poetry is based on words.
Words are the instrument of poetry.
A poem is thus a play on words.

You have to love words in order 
to give them poetic life.
That is what I hope to do here.

I want you to know that I am struggling 
to find words for my thoughts.
The words are there, like keys on a piano,
but I must unite them 
in order to make poetic music.