Tuesday, April 09, 2013


One Sandy Hook mother, interviewed on CBS's 60 Minutes, on the passage of time, delivered as prose, received as poetry:

Four months, to them?
It feels like it just happened a moment ago.
And yet, and yet
it's been years
since I've seen my son.


At Wed Apr 10, 09:50:00 AM, Blogger Bert Haverkate-Ens said...

I will try to restrain myself as this is a field I am coming to know. A word like 'poetry' is for me analogous to a word like 'beauty.' In a personal sense, these are qualities I experience - not qualities easy to define.

I have sometimes written the same lines down to the comma as a prose paragraph and then with line breaks so that they appear to be a poem to try to understand what is happening within my words.

Poetry wends
its way
into our heart,
he said.

There is poetry in this mother's words for those who have not hearts of stone.


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