The poet as activist

How can a poet become an activist?By economy of words,When each has force. The push and pullof Life itself, expressed,is sometimes called the Word.He learns that language less enwrapped,less burdened, leaves spacesFor the spirit to fulfill the meaning withsurprises(Perhaps the sudden feel of Love unfreezinga long unease of heart).It could be so.So poet pauses to elevate the words he writesaccepts a little wisdomrebels somewhatAnd laughs when walls of inhibition breakand Soul flows into realize God's world with him,Embracing reader unencumbered, too,The nearness and farness of delightthe Word to know,care about,and articulate.

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