Decanting a Poem

Decanting a Poem

photo by G Bryden

Decanting a Poem

The poet selects a bottle
from the cellar,

ponders the label,
wipes away the dust,

nods and smiles,
if it pleases,

sits down in that chair,
in that place,

slips the cork
from the bottle,

the brew,

letting it breathe

some words evaporate
some dance and rearrange
some stay to play,

the poem morphs once more.


Note: a repost

12 thoughts on “Decanting a Poem

    1. I’m glad that’s the case Ben 🙂 always feel like I’m cheating when I do a repost – hahaha – but I have many new subscribers who haven’t seen the old stuff so I figure why not

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