Why poetry isn’t easy for us men (or “Tsvetaieva vs Brodsky”)

The best poets
are always
women
and children
Women use words
to resist
and exist
in this
closed and unfair
world
Children
are natural
poets
gathering words
and images
like a colorful
jigsaw puzzle
But for us
men
ah
things
are different
because
the words
we use
were given
not taken
and the images
forged
not gently tamed
and like kings
on a tacky throne
we believe
in everything
we say
although
our words
simply roll
at our feet
like the tiny
plastic pearls
of a broken
necklace

LA SEBBA

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2 responses to “Why poetry isn’t easy for us men (or “Tsvetaieva vs Brodsky”)

  1. ‘And da he-males and da she-males were parading in style’, as da guy wit’ almost no teeth once sang, u no, da mate from Ireland. By da way, is Ireland a state or a district ? La DJNica

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