is the emotion felt by the reader which in part is created by the word choice and description of the writer, but is unique to and influenced by each reader which, in some ways, is why certain pieces are powerful for some readers more so than others. Look for it here:
The Chairs that No One Sits In by Billy Collins
Snow Globe by S.M.(M).L.
snow drops on our silent moment.
One sleeps soundly, at peace
with what will come, so thoughtful
his heart filled with kindness.
One fights desperately, not to miss
a second of the exuberant life,
so bold within her.
The snow piles high, swirls.
We are cozy and calm, quiet,
mostly. Whole. For now.
Outside it just keeps piling up.
Insulate us in our snow globe
while the world twists
and shakes around us.
We'll stay here with you,
little ones, restless and
restful, our souls full,
There's a poet in my soul; she's always been there, but is often neglected. I'm letting her out here. I hope you will too. Here's some unsolicited advice: When your poet speaks to you, just let it out, there's something there, I promise you. Here you'll find ideas about how to hone your craft as I practice mine and lead you to some of my favorite published poems and poets.
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