Bury (with Spoken Word)

In my drawer:
Buried poems.
Pompeians under ash,
Waiting,
Preserved, 
Re-forged by fire.

I open the drawer
With a pick and brush,
Like an archeologist,
Discover how, why
What happened,
Happened.

Maybe bury some
Again.
Yes,
Please,
Bury them again.
Ash in my drawers.

21 thoughts on “Bury (with Spoken Word)

  1. S Francis says:

    I have recently found that some poems I thought were just ideas sit for so long they become poems… it is interesting process. I have also let go of attachment to crafting to the point I don’t recognize my own voice anymore in the poem.

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  2. Davy D says:

    So true Mr.S. I am oft intrigued by poetry manuals and their advice around how long you should leave a poem for before redrafting. Sometimes the redraft becomes so brutal it becomes another poem.

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  3. Tanya Cliff says:

    It is something I hadn’t thought to do before, Stephen. You inspired it. Reading the back catalog is allowing for a deep drink of your work. I’m going slowly. It will take me days to finish. I’m going to set a goal of traveling in depth on a different blog once a month. That will give me time to “indulge” and enjoy the beverages. What a great way to learn about and from other writers on WP!

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  4. Tanya Cliff says:

    As a begin indulging myself in your back catalog, Stephen, I have to pause here. This is one of my favorites so far, written with a sharp pencil. You paint a vivid picture with few strokes. Wonderful!
    I think I’m forgetting to leave “likes”…sorry about that. I’m absorbed in the reading part and not used to reading multiple pieces off one blog in a sitting.
    I’m enjoying myself…
    There is much richness to your writing. It’s a good drink.

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