for those who hear only with the ear
listening is not such a great idea
the entire body must play its part
from head to toe including heart
for sound affects the nervous system
take, for instance, the coughed "ahem"
it alerts you to a presence near
when mind was far away from there
a longer monologue may make you start
to wonder if poetry is really art
with nerves all drained like ink from a pen
you hear yourself count one to ten
"ahem" removes the bottled fear
you re-read your poem and then declare. . .
Copyright Kasi Senghor
About Poetry Day in T&T
For many years the Circle of Poets showcased local poetry by many popular and budding poets of this land. For this 2014 observance of National Poetry Day, we invite all poets, professional or amateur, to share your original poems with us and celebrate T&T Poetry.