You Were Born a Poet

“In the respects in which the soul is unlike God, it is also unlike itself.”

 St. Bernard


You were born a poet,

slow to affiliations


You do not belong

but to

elements and instincts,

just the basics,

in a place,


of a home and

a small handful

of people. You were




cultured and


After all this, when the

bone and marrow parted,

you came to know

you were born a poet,

belonging to

elements and instincts,

nature and its narrative,

the basics.

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