Poem’s Hunger

Posted: April 6, 2016 in free verse, poem, poet, poetry
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You shouldn’t write or read poetry
with a full stomach.
There must be a hollow space
left inside of you
to put the words, ideas and emotions.
Hunger feeds a poem’s soul,
only sated by the eaten or written word.

Thoughts can overflow the poem’s page
and lie spilled onto the floor
like a thin puddle
that is easily mopped up
and never pondered again.

Always save space for dessert


  1. iampeacenow says:

    This is wonderful… A wonderful perspective of how poetry feeds particular needs of the soul. peace to you

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  2. Excellent, J! Never thought of this before! You are right! And your word pics are vivid! I like the image of the “thin puddle” of thoughts on the floor…and the place inside filled with words, etc. 🙂

    Poetry IS soul related. Writing it. And reading it.

    They say you should never grocery shop on an empty stomach. 😉

    HUGS!!! 🙂

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  3. Always — sometimes have it first !!!!

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