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The Darshan of poetry: flow of the poem.

God said, "Let meaning move, " and there was poetry:
--Muriel Rukeyser

Come, it says,
inside me. Come be me
between the lines as well.

Come in to the light of language,
liquid off the tongue
intangibly effulgent.

Words flow unbidden
through a watchful heart.
Quicksilver streams slip
heavy, dispersing infinitely
dangerously everywhere.

Inside a listening mind
hear that flowing, rumbling, priceless
sound as the deep world talks.

It happens inside the words
which happen inside the head.
You hear the buzz,
see the yellow pencil
skate across the lines.
In that timeless frame
nothing else matters.
If anything shall come
to matter, remember
it is only because
you heard it inside first.


Jenny D'Angelo (BA in English, University of Massachusetts) is a poet and editor living on the central coast of California. She believes in the power of poetry to inspire and to heal. Her work has appeared in journals and publications locally and internationally. She offers poetry seminars and readings with music in Europe on the West Coast.

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Author:D'Angelo, Jenny
Publication:ETC.: A Review of General Semantics
Article Type:Poem
Date:Apr 1, 2009
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