Ever So Long

It takes forever to read a book of poetry
and twice that long to read a single poem.
Poems’ words are more than vehicles for stories.
They work – or don’t – on levels and dimensions
the poet may wish but they themselves decide.

3 thoughts on “Ever So Long

  1. Oh, so true. Even short poems can sometimes take a long time to read, and longer still to understand. I admit to often getting lost in very long poems, but there are those, like Prufrock, that beg me to stick with them.

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