Calling Me By Name



The magic of the instrument
travels down my fingers
and onto the page

Liberating my spirit,
as the laughter of a child
fills a room

Like a corkscrew,
first to pierce the miracle
inside the bottle

It releases my every mood
with its new introduction,
—calling me by name

(Washington D.C.: November, 2002)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on December 10, 2016

Modified on March 28, 2023

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Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 295
Words 54
Stanzas 5
Stanza Lengths 3, 3, 3, 3, 1

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…

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