What is poetry?

What is poetry?
Is poetry
what falls
from angel eyes
to human lips?
What is poetry?
Is poetry not
words caught
by ears
Listening to
the Creator?
Is poetry
Not an object of prophecy
Is poetry
Not the whisper of nature
Wishing
to be heard
at once
by humans?
Is poetry
Not an object
of worship
out of hearts
too abundant
to make melody
too full of vision
to paint?
Is poetry not the cry
Of creation
Desperate to be freed from this prison
Longing for paradise?
Is poetry
Not the voice
Of the endangered species
Too afraid to speak
Lest it breath its last
Is poetry not the voice
Of G-d?
Is it not
The screams of demons?
Is it not
The death of hell?
What is
Poetry?

© siki dlanga
Feb 2014

What is poetry?

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