Microponderings 5.- said and unsaid


Life, love and being
The absurdity of it
The quantum beauty

We tend to neglect
The corners of loves garden
We neglect to tend

They said I was lost
Then found
Like the rumours
I remain unfounded

Have nothing to say?
Well, say it beautifully
Or just say nothing

O! The syllables
And the superfluous words
In this, this haiku

Books huddled for warmth
The forgotten and unread
Telling their own tales

When there are no words
That’s when the poets step in
To birth the newborns

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12 thoughts on “Microponderings 5.- said and unsaid

  1. I like the idea that when there are no words, that’s when poets step in. I think you are right there. Poets are good at finding the meaning BETWEEN the words.

  2. I was thinking about the last stanza and then saw Mary’s comment, which left me wondering; do poets find meaning between the words, or do we invite our readers to find meanings between our words? Red wheel barrows come to mind – again …

    • I am happy for readers to find meanings I didn’t realise in a piece, happier still when they seem to understand what I’m banging on about. And clichĂ© though it is, it’s in the spaces and the unsaids wher much meaning lies.

      And so much depends on… Lol!

  3. We tend to neglect
    The corners of loves garden
    We neglect to tend

    Love the word play throughout. Maybe poets find meaning between the words of others (case in point this comment wall). However this poem finds meaning between the first and third lines almost every time! Again, great poem

  4. “Have nothing to say?
    Well, say it beautifully
    Or just say nothing”

    and I agree with the last stanza
    it’s rare the words a poet writes
    aren’t deeper than face value.

    causing the reader to find their own meaning;
    their own words

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