What the poet wishes to say


What the poet wishes to say cannot be said
in part because it has been said, and often,
before, but this was true when only the second
poet wrote. It becomes no truer with time.

Kelly Cherry. For the full poem, follow this link:


11 thoughts on “What the poet wishes to say

    1. Thanks Dorothy. I love this part too:

      The poet wishes to say what life was like

      here on the planet in the twenty-first

      disturbing century and might, to do

      so, think of her beloved Beethoven,

      who, deaf and lonely, brought his art to such

      sublimity, it is as if he wrote

      his music among the spheres of music, working

      at a desk of sky, the innumerable stars for lighting…

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