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Saturday, July 22, 2023

'Discovering' your own poem


“Isn't it amazing the way the future succeeds in creating an appropriate past?” – John Leonard

Born in Great Britain in July 1965, Leonard was raised and educated there but now makes his home in Australia where he served as poetry editor of the magazine Overland.


For Saturday’s Poem, from his book Braided Lands, here is:


You Don't Write a Poem


You don't write a poem-

What you do is discover

That there is a world,

Quite similar to our own,

Except that it contains

This one extra poem.


And what you recognise

Is that this one poem

Makes all the difference

© John Leonard

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