Inside - Out
Definition of poetry? My heart and soul spilled across a page. A stirring from within which niggles, often driven by emotion - willing fingertips to keypad for the tap, tap, tapping which enlivens full release.
A turn of phrase composed within a shortened, metered passage, spent and spending noise and notions bumping back and forth between each brain-bled line.
Perhaps from fact - yet far more often fancifully expressed.
A lyrical, lured and loved into existence; bound to form by choice - or not. Endings and beginnings optional as fare - perhaps a poem down drops itself without regard to plot.
In short, it's all that prose is not.