I do not

I do not write about lingering sunsets, falling blossom petals, the light in the early morning or even about birds taking flight.

I do not use metaphors either. Using the beauty of the world to describe emotions, renders all things oh … just so so banal.

There is no need to trap beauty into words and fancy imagery, forcing it to jump through loops of twisted grammatical constructs.

As for emotions, if you love, if you feel sad; just say it! No need for the rain to take the place of your tears. Your tears are beautiful just as they are.

In this self-centered world, where poetry is measured in hits and likes, as though it was a piece of furniture, I admit to finding little solace in the words of others.

So I lean back on the old Masters like Verlaine and Kobayashi and Hafez and Pushkin and Wang Wei and Victor Hugo and Rumi and Li Pao and Neruda and Basho, and many others.

When I hold a book of their poetry, the world slows down, everything becomes tenderly subtle and I can then hear the silence of beauty.

Kenza.

3 thoughts on “I do not”

  1. Indeed and please continue, I grow weary of much of the content people write about on WordPress these days. And I refuse to play the game of “hits, likes and follows” to garner hits likes and follows. As a result, one of my recent posts on WordPress recieved 7 “likes”. The same post on another site I enjoy with other artists recieved 306 without any B.S self promoting on my part. Lori and I enjoy your site, so you keep writing your honest observations of the world and I’ll continue to “doodle” and stay far away from the self-centered art world.

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