poetry is . . .
Gazing at the stars on a warm summers night . . .
(Heaving, pushing, writhing truth: exposed, spent and satisfied
Saturating the juices of music onto paper)
Shards of snow surrounding its location.
Powerful and intense, dark and mysterious, light and lilting
(Only the author knows the real truth of the meaning
A spiral staircase of colorful facets; inner perception and rhythmic expression)
A song of the soul -- sorrowful, joyous, or brave
Dots and dashes, clicks and hums, electric pulse of life