Mudcat Café message #1266537 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #72977   Message #1266537
Posted By: Lonesome EJ
08-Sep-04 - 01:00 AM
Thread Name: BS: Thank You Mudcat, You Did It Again..
Subject: RE: BS: Thank You Mudcat, You Did It Again..
Thank them for the book Jen, and tell them they have given to me at least as much as I can ever give to them.

In Poetry Class

In poetry class
we are not wasting time
we are taking moments of our lives
and forging them into words
We are capturing the moments
of pain, or regret, or longing, or beauty
and firing them into poems
in the kilns of our hearts.
We are forging poems
As palpable and shining as rings of gold
These poems are treasures
(though we do not hide them away)
these treasures enrichen us
(though we give them away)
These words belong to all of us,
(though they come from me)

In poetry class
we are not wasting time
we are performing miracles
changing life into art
with the Magic of our Minds

Keep up the good work!