Wet Gardens

A sky holding itself

upright, trying not to

rain

 

I can’t imagine

the nerve you grew

in gardens so wet,

almost gentle

on your lap

 

Cupid broke his arrow

in my guts

 

I always imagined

you’d know, but you

didn’t

 

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14 thoughts on “Wet Gardens

      1. It’s what I do. Haha Love this site. I’ve never been shy at throwing my stuff out there and seeing what sticks. 🙂 My biggest mantra is “self-expression.” It’s what I’m all about.

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      2. Yes, I get you. Same with me. I love my blog — it’s my sacred space.
        I write to and for myself, that’s all. Earlier today one of my pen pals said that he doesn’t always like my stuff (hit the like button) because he doesn’t understand what I’m trying to say, hahaha. I wasn’t sure if that was a compliment or not, but then he said that means that I’m a real poet. Funny world.

        I love your writing because you’re not obvious, and you’re slightly cryptic. You give the reader a lot of material (and space) to read the words as their own and define what the poem really means. Anyway, I think I shouldn’t analyze poetry like critics… Ugh. That’s not my thing. I just wanted to explain one of the reasons why I like it so much.

        Cheers! x

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      3. I agree with you completely. One of my pet peeves about people who read poetry is that some feel that have to “get” it. Like a poem is really just a puzzle to be put back together. I strongly disagree with that way of thinking. A believe a poem works best as a snapshot of something bubbling in a person. Sometimes that snapshot is clear, and sometimes it’s faded a little in spots, unclear, left to interpretation. I’m not big on criticizing poetry, I’m more about whether or not the poem or poet connects with something I relate to–be that with language and style or just tone and atmosphere. That’s what I look for and judge a poem on.

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      4. I couldn’t have explained it better. Exactly.
        It’s just like abstract painting — some people try to look for meanings in the colors, shapes, etc. Others just admire the beauty, or experience the feelings that a piece of art can provoke. Honestly, 99% of the time I just vomit my feelings… Then I read it, say “oh well I feel better now”… And I tag it as poetry. That’s my creative process — unless I’m trying to send a more powerful message to a friend (who probably won’t ever read what I wrote since Lira is a nom de plume), or something like that.

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  1. And thank you for explaining your thought process. It’s fascinating to hear what you see when you read someone’s poetry (be it mine or anyone’s) and how you process it. Feel free to do so whenever you like. I enjoy these sorts of conversations. Not a lot of people where I’m from to talk about these sorts of topics with, sadly.

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    1. Oh, you’re welcome. I enjoy these sorts of conversations, too. If you ever feel like chatting about art, poetry, or whatever, just send a comment and I’ll respond asap.

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