In Poetry’s Embrace

In poetry’s embrace, I find delight,

In the spaces it weaves, imagination takes flight.

Beyond vivid scenes with wild descriptions,

Lie subtext messages, subtle revelations.

Yet, equally enchanting are the gaps in the tale,

Where the reader’s mind wanders, setting sail.

A joint endeavor, poet and reader entwine,

As context meets interpretation, in harmony they align.

The poet offers phrases, like seeds to sow,

While the reader nurtures the unsaid words to grow.

In this union of art, a true gestalt appears,

The poem transcends its parts, amid emotions it steers.

About johndiestler

Retired community college professor of graphic design, multimedia and photography, and chair of the fine arts and media department.
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