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understanding poetry

a certain al dente to the line
that gives up its sustenance
without some sentimental mush
but toothy, with crunch and crush

a rhyme is good, but not all mattered
more important is the view that's gathered
rolled perhaps taste of bitterness battered
with a delicate crust of wisdom spattered

chewing on life's vagaries
annoyances, intrusions and unease
to swallow honeyed, sweet to please
fresh-scented phrases of potpourri

it's nice to turn a corner of stanza
and find some pithy extravaganza 
of worldly view without propaganda 
a sublimely surreptitious word bonanza 

poetry just don't need understanding 
the test is really not that demanding
only that the mind be a bit expanded
and perhaps a smile notwithstanding 

© Goode Guy 2013-07-28

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