Friday Poem: A Poet’s View

Here’s a poem about what poetry is about – at least some of the time; what it is for, from the poet’s point of view… From underneath the bridge.

A sense of otherness,
A skewed perspective
That throws light into
Unexpected corners,
Revealing what was always there,
But no-one else saw it.
A meaning newly understood;
A secret unbound;
A view unfolding
From behind a shuttered window.
Something in the way of seeing
That is not what others see;
The view from underneath the bridge
That redefines the river;
A poet’s point of view.

Underneath the bridge - Inspire me.The bridge in these photos is the one in Aberdeen, Washington, generally believed to be the bridge mentioned in the Nirvana song, “Something in the Way”, and which I was underneath, at the time. As you can see, it’s a popular place for pilgrims to visit, and leave mementos of themselves.

 

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