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Noble Moment

by Glenn Currier

Writing poetry is an exercise
in making myself rise
from ordinary preoccupation
to enter the realm of creation.

When I share it I am revealing
thoughts, doings, and feeling,
so I need not hesitate to share
or bore those who care.

A poem might not be art
but it is a letter from my heart
more than a quick posting
or social media boasting.

So if you do not receive a sealed letter
from me in the mail, a poem is better.
It is a moment of being bold
of sharing a small slice of my soul.

Getting a poem from a poet or friend
is an honor for me and I will attend
and count it a privilege worth prizing
a noble moment of the creator’s rising.

12/12/2018

Posted on 12/12/2018
Copyright © 2019 Glenn Currier

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Chris Sorrenti on 12/12/18 at 07:53 PM

Excellent...accurate reflection of the craft Glenn.

Posted by Matthew Zangen on 12/13/18 at 01:35 AM

I was just thinking tonight of writing a poem for a friend, and all the familiar trepidation that entails, but it's the noblest gift I know. Imagine my surprise to see this same idea so well examined. "So if you do not receive a sealed letter from me in the mail, a poem is better." So well said, Glenn. Thanks.

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