Friday, October 15, 2010

This is Not a Poem

This Is Not a Poem
By
Gregory K.

This is not a poem:
It’s a moment caught in time.
It isn’t full of imagery
Or meter, form, or rhyme.

This is not a poem.
It can’t be heard or read.
It’s nothing but a small idea
Now planted in your head.


I've written many a poem when I should've been listening or working on something else. This one probably had its roots in M.T. Anderson's breakout session at the SCBWI Summer Conference this year... or maybe at a recent visit to the BCAM here in LA. Or maybe it's never had roots because it's not a poem :-) No matter, though, the Poetry Friday roundup (full of poetry and NOT poetry, perhaps) is up today over at Liz Garton Scanlon's Liz in Ink. That's always a lovely blog to visit, so you should go there just cuz.

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6 comments:

Mary Lee said...

Best kind of (not a) poem: the seed that becomes the poem!

Camille said...

Love this!

Liz in Ink said...

Oh lovely small idea...
Thanks, Greg!

Amy Baskin said...

Thanks for planting the seed in my head as well, Greg!

Lisa said...

Love it, Greg.

laurasalas said...

Cool! I could never believe your title, anyway, because everything is a poem:>)