Setting Poetry Free

page of poetry
words are pinned like butterflies
until they’re spoken

© Kim M. Russell, 2016


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My response to Carpe Diem #1067 poetry reading

Today the prompt is ‘reading poetry’. Chèvrefeuille has reminded us that reading haiku is different to the usual way we read poetry as haiku or tanka are so short that we have to read them several times. As Basho advised: “Say your poem a thousand times to hear if it’s a good one”. You have to read haiku aloud to hear the sequence, the breaks and more. Chèvrefeuille has given us an example of poetry reading from the online version of Jane’s “A Dictionary of Haiku”:

book of poems
on each page fingerprints
of a soul

© Jane Reichhold


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