Analysis of Each Moment Anew

As a Poet,
I don’t have to prove what I mean

Or reveal the pigmentation
of colors that gleam

Or the height of an Angel,
compared to a Man

Or whether the Devil,
cannot or then can

As a Poet,
I don’t even have to explain

The temperature of a sunrise,
or a sorrow unplained

Or the width of my paper,
the length of my pen

The fact that I’m sitting here,
tautologies end

And thus as a Poet,
I’m free to espouse

The beauty around me,
without saying how

The magic that marvels,
never revealing its trick

The hat with the rabbit,
the joy in the mix

All Poetry a lens,
through which others can view

Life’s focus e’er changing
—each moment anew

(Villanova Pennsylvania: April, 2019)

Scheme Ax xx bc bc Ax xa xx xx ax xx xx ax xd xd b
Poetic Form
Metre 1010 11111111 1010010 11011 1011110 01101 110010 10111 1010 11101101 0100101 10101 1011110 01111 0111101 11 011010 11101 010011 01101 010110 1001011 011010 01001 110001 111011 110110 11001 01001010
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 686
Words 128
Sentences 1
Stanzas 15
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 1
Lines Amount 29
Letters per line (avg) 18
Words per line (avg) 4
Letters per stanza (avg) 35
Words per stanza (avg) 9
Font size:

Submitted by Kurt Philip Behm on April 22, 2019

38 sec read

Kurt Philip Behm

Longtime writer with twelve books in publication. Three of them Poetry. : The Death Of The Playground : The Sword Of Ichiban : Searching For Crazy Horse : Darkening Sun : An Anthology Of Perception-Vol's 1 & 2 : After Midnight : Sammy And Bumpers : The Fall City Mandate : Revenge Along The War Trail : Death from The Sky more…

All Kurt Philip Behm poems | Kurt Philip Behm Books

20 fans

Discuss this Kurt Philip Behm poem analysis with the community:



    Use the citation below to add this poem analysis to your bibliography:


    "Each Moment Anew" STANDS4 LLC, 2023. Web. 21 Mar. 2023. <>.

    Become a member!

    Join our community of poets and poetry lovers to share your work and offer feedback and encouragement to writers all over the world!

    March 2023

    Poetry Contest

    Enter our monthly contest for the chance to win cash prizes and gain recognition for your talent.



    Are you a poetry master?

    Poet George McDonald wrote a two-word poem that reads _____ _____?
    • A. Come Home.
    • B. See You!
    • C. Good Bye.
    • D. Let's Go.