From The Liquid World Of Dreams

does the poet—
the poem—
have an obligation to speak
literal truth?

or can it weave its
words poetic
to grasp the deeper meaning
out of simple, imagined

when you ask
“did this really happen?”
or “who is this dappling
your poem?”
i must answer
with staunch certainty
from the liquid world of dreams,
“it is true! it is all true!”

Words by Sr. Ellen Porter, OSB, author
Some Small Flower of Honesty

Image: "Symphony" by
Roger Hutchison

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