Tuesday, April 17, 2007

William Michaelian: How to Write a Poem, In Three Lessons

Lesson 1
Set aside paper and pen.
Peel an onion, then examine.
Lay a slice upon your tongue.
Close your eyes, then visualize
Your madness.

Lesson 2
Make a loaf of bread.
Converse with someone dead.
Remember what was said,
Then go about your business.

Lesson 3

Be kind to those you love
And true to all that matters.
When it’s easier said than done
And you find yourself alone,
Make the most of sadness.

Published here by kind permission of the author.


Lola Koundakjian said...

A personal favourite. Thanks William!!!

William said...

My pleasure. The best part is, it only takes a lifetime.