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A Poem
by R. D. Ashby
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  A poem is not so much what is said
but the unsaid expressed in what is said.
Not that what is said expresses the unsaid,
but the said is the silence to the unsaid.
 
Now every poem does this anyway,
though its author may think it is concealed:
one comes over as the context to one’s words,
one’s own motives and character revealed.
 
Comprehension reveals a vanity
to so presume, a dogmatic attitude;
a poet’s no maker of laws, but hints
at what governs in a moment’s interlude.
 
Not what is said, therefore, but words unsaid
expand the poem into a world of truth –
abstract from the poet’s own motives read,
fulfilling them in telling things unsaid.

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August 09, 2013
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Comments on this Poem

Comment Thank you for your kind words.

rdashby
08/15/2013 19:14 PM

Comment Ah! The mind of a poet and genesis of a poem well articulated! Good one!

Padmaja Iyengar
08/14/2013 22:42 PM




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