Art of reading a Poem


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Art of reading a Poem

A good poem is like the glistening hollow,
of a sea shell inviting you with its “whoosh whoosh”.
But be warned and tread with caution.
Reading a poem is not for everyone.
If you are ready, sit with a glass of wine
under the yellow spell of your lamp and open
your book of poems. Like a ballerina plunge,
leaving behind splashes of words, on the couch.

never swim, letting the music fill the pores
of your lungs. Never once coming out
to catch a breath. Not until you have reached
the ocean bed. For here within the eddying depths
beyond the grasp of structure and style
lies the lost city of Atlantis.