Alive Poets

August 26, 2015

Alive Poets

You may believe that verse is hard, dense,

abstruse, opaque, deliberately obsfucatory,

with arcane words and esoteric reference

preferred to plain and everyday vocabulary;

despair that lyric poets’ preoccupations

are with a hermeneutic of the self,

their raison d'êtres mere solipsistic passions,

not reading the world on your behalf.

But everything we say and all we write

might be poetic; by chance or by design

we play with words. And so I built a site

for any student moved to muse online.

Expound, discuss, declare, betray, confess.

alivepoets.com is the address.


Michael Hughes



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