RIC S. BASTASA


TO A POET WHO WRITES MORE POEMS WHEN HIS POEM IS PUBLISHED


when a poem is published more poems will be born
that is the trick of an inspiration
at first

this is the philosophy of confirmation by publicity
for a beginning

later, you will grow
and this is more beautiful

it is not anymore a published poem that inspires you to write more
but your own spontaneous reaction to
that feeling that despite everything
you are still alone

you gaze around you
you look up to the heavens asking if the gods are there

you are dying
to live

there is a star and you become alive again

now you rely upon a distant star to write another poem of your life
there is a better time
that suits us
and

that is when you write even if all the stars in the heavens are dead

when we ourselves
are darkness fused in the darkness of space and the universe

when our silence and the silence of everything dead
become inextinguishable

when a poem is published more poems will be born
that is the trick of an inspiration
at first

this is the philosophy of confirmation by publicity
for a beginning

later, you will grow
and this is more beautiful

it is not anymore a published poem that inspires you to write more
but your own spontaneous reaction to
that feeling that despite everything
you are still alone

you gaze around you
you look up to the heavens asking if the gods are there

you are dying
to live

there is a star and you become alive again

now you rely upon a distant star to write another poem of your life
there is a better time
that suits us
and

that is when you write even if all the stars in the heavens are dead

when we ourselves
are darkness fused in the darkness of space and the universe

when our silence and the silence of everything dead
become inextinguishable

Submitted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Edited: Wednesday, October 30, 2013

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