4.08.2013

spring composition

Compose.
Compose beds
of much-scribbled,
eraser-rubbed
lined notebook paper
mixed with soil
in your spring garden,
food for bulbs.
Compost
your failed compositions
rather than ripping
balling
pitching them
in the recycling bin.
Let your discarded words,
disheveled
like soiled linens,
mulch your beds
and witness their blooming.
Compose.

The first two lines of this poem are the first line of "Sacred Emily" by Getrude Stein. This is poem eight of 30 for National Poetry Month!