The place of poetry in society is to speak, to speak in a way that encourages awakening and proclaims your heart. The place of poetry in society is to encourage others to speak, in the music of words, painting, music. . .
for the bees
the midnight ocean’s
that makes you feel
I was singing a song I learned at school that day, the policeman is your friend. I was 8. My Dad stopped me. He said, No. That’s a job, not character definition. Because a person wears a particular uniform, does a particular job, that doesn’t tell you about the person. You have to listen and pay attention to what they do to know a person. Occupations do not define a person, nor do they tell you anything about them. There are no absolutes.
I wish we would learn this and stop the absolut-ing. It’s not truthful, but is divisive.
Look around today, see when you absolute and try a different thought. Have an open, honest day. Lilie