Aug 31, 2014

Why Poets Write

           by    L.S. Heatherly

They say a picture's worth a thousand words.
If so; then why do poets write?

Do techno shots on paper, in movie, or Iphone screen
Lack what science and art imply they mean?

Is this magic show a seduction without end
To hide some lies on which we now depend?

Does the poet's eye of spirit-mind
Refute the eye of science-gadget mind?

Does this condensation of our speech
Reveal some truths that science cannot reach?

Will the poet eye rise-up to defy
The rampage-minds illusion that Picture's don't lie. ?

Will the spirit-eye go blind,
From the techno-eye, so prettily unkind?

from "CH XI: Think Verse, Soul Lines, Ecopoetry"
in the book, The LAST HUMAN SPRING PB, HB, and EBook
Copyright 2002 -- 2009 L.S. Heatherly