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Poetry Is Misdirection

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Poetry Is Misdirection

to those that read                       the map
that is printed                               for this moment.
i leave the letters                         open to trap you.
remember poetry                         is misdirection,
by way                                             of words.
Branching symbols                        speaking themselves
                  are new glasses for the world…

if you must                                      steal  grapes
from				the vineyards of the gods.
do not as                                          the proverbial fox
reject them                                     because they hang 
just out                                             of touch.
                     do it early while your  young…

for it is embarrassing                      in ones hoary  age
to forgot                                            why
you have climbed                             over the wall
                       to claim  impetuously  imagination’s
                                         shapely  fruit.

feel your                                                 way through 
the stanza                                               and the wayward lines
tap upon metaphors                               to find the secrete chamber 
                          that holds all the answers 

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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:04:00 PM
    ...the vineyards of the gods...Very well crafted. Challenging!

  1. Date: 4/21/2013 2:29:00 PM
    Certainly your poem causes one to do some deep thinking. Most enjoyable