Poetry Workshop: #3 Inside, Underneath and Beyond
INSIDE, UNDERNEATH AND BEYOND
This is a poem of exploring matters contained within or underneath or beyond something everyday or even unexplained. Choose something to explore and decide which direction of discovery to investigate: will it be to dive inside to see what makes it tick or will it be a burrowing sense of exploration where layers are removed and examined, or does the exploration go beyond known boundaries?
Inside All Poems
Inside all poems
Is a question
And inside this question
Is a quest.
The poet rides out
on a journey to find
or an answer
or maybe to hear
an echo of reply
from one who seeks
an answer to the
same question quest.
This form of poetry isn’t quite as popular as the other workshop poems. Upon reflection it might be due to having to look at something from several different viewpoints at the same time to really see it, which can be difficult. It’s like those crazy illustrations of one viewpoint yielding two faces, one on each side of the goblet–but look again, and it is an old woman. It means slowing down life for a few nanoseconds and really thinking about: am I looking or seeing?
Take a look at something you see everyday and try on your perspective specs and really look at it–is there something more to it than you thought, or think? For a real challenge, try this on a person you know. Uh mmm, now that’s taking it to a new level of seeing instead of looking.
- We All Need Poetry – Do We, Really? (thelintinmypocket.wordpress.com)
- Blogs by poets as opposed to Poetry Blogs (josephinecorcoran.wordpress.com)
- Shaping Up Poetry: Found Poems (cricketmuse.wordpress.com)