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Introduction to "letters."

I can't seem to stop writing poetry or reading poetry. I think it is safe to say I love poetry and I love sharing great poetry with others.

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Introduction to "letters."

A few introductory Ottava Rima from my new collection titled "letters."


I found Auden prior to my son's birth

his collected poems a gift from my Mom

an experience full of lasting worth

a meditation on producing calm

re examination of letters worth

a testimony or a private psalm.

An Ottava Rima to Lord Byron

to hear, from island, song of lost siren.


Among my sonnets wrote an Ottava

a letter to an artist I respect

written at coffee shops over java

an artful form who mastered the connect

an act that seems our desiderata

a dialogue who is forced to introspect.

Though iambs redundant with unwise rhyme

I stood back with pride for a short time.


So every April deep within routine

imagine letters from those I admire

to fill the pot with pre-emptive caffeine

prepare to write about two souls crossfire

to create my world from letter's daydream

including all the artists who inspire.

Or scientists in deep observation

philosophers working on causation.

© 2021 Jamie Lee Hamann

Comments

Ann Carr from SW England on April 20, 2021:

I'd never heard of Ottava Rima. Thanks for the introduction, Jamie.

I like the references to classic poets and you've done a great job yourself!

Ann

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