198 – They Don’t Understand

To be told
Your poems don’t rhyme
To hear it said
There is no pattern
They ask
What’s a poem
Without a rhyme?
What’s a story
Without a plot?
What’s a writer
Without a word?
Who’s to judge?
Who’s to criticize?
Who’s to blame?
Who’s to censure?
They will never understand
That a good poet’s thoughts always rhyme
“A poem is true if it hangs together
Information points to something else
A poem points to nothing but itself”

E.M. Forster

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