Poetry is music to me.
Meaning that every poem is a melody. It has its major chords, and minor key.
When I approach a poem, I get ready to read it aloud. If there are people nearby, I move away.
I want to taste the words, phrases, and punctuation as they’re uttered I want to feel the flow.
The syllables are like notes from a piano. Words are chords. Lines like bars.
The great poems have many movements.
They cure me of bad habits.