Tro-cha-ic

No matter what other advice the writing sages offer, they always offer this one piece: If you want to write a lot of good writing, you need to read a lot of good writing. And so it is. One person’s take on the events of their life is often the spur to see your own life experience differently — or even at all.

 

Poetry is useless to me,

a silent GPS for a blind man,

a tire tool in a canoe.

 

Then I open my Billy Collins,

read a couple of poems,

and suddenly poetry is

water to a man dying of thirst;

a breeze for a becalmed sailor;

salt and pepper for an unseasoned steak.

 

Stress/Unstress.

I am a poetic foot.

I am trochaic.