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Poetry Challenge Day 155 (Tue Mar 8)

There are two types of poetry.
and reality based.
The highest form of poetry
is that which engages
the imagination.
I am firmly embedded
in the reality based genre.

I have written one imaginative poem to-date. It wasn’t easy, and to tell you the truth (the title of the poem is “Water and Frog”) I stole the idea for the subject from a poem written by Joy Harjo. Not only was it hard to write, but in order to complete the poem, I had to sit by a stream for some time, seeking inspiration. It finally came, reluctantly I might add, after pleading with inspiration to hit me with the biggest hammer it had. Was the poem a success? Only partially. After all my efforts it turned out to be less imaginative than I had hoped it would be.