Twin Pillars



Is there a balance
Between poetry and prose
Anymore than a balance
between these and those

Is there a balance
Between poetry and prose
Or maybe a marriage
Where ‘heaven only knows’

If there’s a balance
Between poetry and prose
Are there rules to be broken
Where anything goes

Or is the real balance
Between poetry and prose
Truth sitting on top
  —their twin pillars below

(Villanova Pennsylvania: March, 2014)
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Submitted by KurtPhilipBehm on October 22, 2018

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Stanza Lengths 4, 4, 4, 4, 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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