Anthony W. Pahl
THE HEART OF WRITING
I use a thesaurus and dictionary too
but when I write the words that you view,
they must tickle my heart more than my mind
else we both may just as well be blind.
For the poetry that escapes my song filled soul
needs knowledge of nothing to explode
into the light of now from the darkest past;
certainly no term that I have failed to grasp.
Any unfortunate who chances upon my lines
has no need of the elegance of educated refine
because my scribble will still be understood
for that which is from the heart is good.
But if a soulless scholar should reject my words,
I care not, for my words are as soulful birds.
©Copyright May 31, 2002 by Anthony W. Pahl