What is Poetry? (My found poem for Griffin Poetry Prize night

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Congratulations again to all the poets, translators & publishers of the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize Shortlist!

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ONE STEP CLOSER TO EVERYTHING
YOUR SKIN YOUR STORY
Bloody in Reality
WHERE STARING ISN’T CREEPY
IS OVER, NO REPEAT…
Choose Happy
Perseverance pays off here

the full house of ears with awe:

a lost man’s moon boat above Blue Sonoma
a silent shadow from China
and sweat on the rice-gleaners’ back
the shy voice calling for father in polish
 the Longley’s journey with light on and off
a tearful reading from The Road to Emmaus
and many things unknown to me…

Poetry is the book I hold in hand
and the train goes forward
I read on and on…

 

(I was riding on subway to attend the Griffin Poetry Prize night, and saw some wonderful slogans on subway and thought it could be a found poem… see snapshots of those slogans.)

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