Thursday, September 20, 2018

Poetry reading: That is what poets do

[Performed at #offstageamsterdam at Vondelbunker, 15.09.2018]

That is what poets do They romanticize pain They idealize the torment There is solace in darkness Which they craft to enlighten; Lure with words The forlorn is adorned Guilt is charming Mistakes rewarding That part that is revolting The best line in their poems. That is what poets do They embellish heartbreak To cement the heartache But as soon as they leave their paper and scenic thoughts captivated readers Life can no longer render The adequate metaphor Agony is agony; There is no substitute for it.