Why does everything to music sound so much better? Why does it have so much more meaning? I was listening to a Weepies favorite of mine “Can’t Go Back Now” and all of it together – the music, voices, words do so much more than alone. Isolated it seems so simple, without form or guts. I think this is why poetry is such an art. All we have to rely on is our words, the shapes we make on a page, the sounds we put next to sounds. We can’t rely on mood music, we can’t sway you with the sound of our voice or chords. We have to trust that you hear the same way we hear. We have to trust internal tune, pitch, meter, syntax. I hope a good poem  sways you like that.

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