A Loaf of Poetry

June 8, 2008

A Loaf of Poetry
by Naoshi Koriyama

you mix
the dough
of experience
with
the yeast
of inspiration
and knead it well
with love
and pound it
with all your might
and then
leave it
until
it puffs out big
with its own inner force
and then
knead it again
and
shape it
into a round form
and bake it
in the oven
of your heart

 

i felt this poem relates to pretty much everything that we’ve been doing with poetry all year. the poets mix together words and create the masterpiece of the poem. then once we read it, we’re the ones who “pound” out the dough the second time after the poem is perfected, and kneed out our own thoughts and inspirations that come from it. it is formed in the oven of our hearts, based on our own life experiences and personal look at not what the poem means, but how it means. it seems like this is what we’ve been trying to accomplish all year

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