“This Soul Nonsense” my twentieth ekphrastic poem for National Poetry Month inspired by the powerful art of Marcel Herms.

20 demons[25465]

This Soul Nonsense

Writers use the word without thought.
Expect readers to know what they mean.

 

Never define the word in their work.
A throw away word to mean something deep.

Used without care a word out of place
repeated so often it is meaningless.

Air, ether, fire or light once thought
incorporeal. If air perhaps our breath

actions at a distance. Breathe in spirit.
Perhaps we refer to our emotions.

Endeavour to give them gravity.
Don’t throw away, pick carefully.

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