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This poetic trace was used in:
Poem 22: Failed poem about dead gay dogs

Poetry as Container or Vehicle (two sonnet-like fragments)


poetry contains a metaphysical conceit
poetry contains wisdom
poetry contains imagery and word twisting
poetry contains lines that are broken into a pattern of stress
poetry contains two types of syllables called the light or lahu and heavy or kharu
poetry contains almost all you need to know about life
poetry contains many contradictions
poetry contains primarily the works of those writers listed as poets
poetry contains verses that take direct aim at the characters, illusions, and imagery
           of corporate America
poetry contains rude poems which focus on the anatomical, medical and
poetry contains no comments
poetry contains beautiful pieces about the natural world
poetry contains words
poetry contains the ghosts of places


poetry moves readers
poetry moves me a-lliteratively
poetry moves over the years
poetry moves you with the speed of its method
poetry moves beyond depression
poetry moves beyond what is seen with the physical eye
poetry moves along the edges of silence
poetry moves progressively from smaller units such as the word
poetry moves like an already spotty home-movie with frames missing
poetry moves lightly, almost haunting the solidity of the world
poetry moves toward resolution
poetry moves beyond speculation
poetry moves through a city of dreams
poetry moves from Paris and Milan and Florence to New York