Message In A Bottle


Message In A Bottle

They say

The Poet

Is as only as

Good as

The Poem

But this

Is not a poem

Creating words, worlds

Out of love and destruction

Drawing primitive images

From memory, the darkness

And the light

So no

This is not a sonnet

This is not a poem

Or words written out by

The hand out humanity

Written out by the

Hand of hope

This is a poem

This is the voice of every single

Poet and single every waking life

Sending out small ships

From shorelines

Messages in bottles sent

Out unto the oceans

Out unto the seas

Out unto the world

And out among the stars

A prayer written for

No one no God

But the poem

And you



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(TALON) R.M. Engelhardt has published several books over the last two decades including Nod~Logos~Alchemy~The Last Cigarette: The Collected Poems of R.M. Engelhardt and others. A poet & writer, Engelhardt through his ideas and visions has helped to create a large amount of the Upstate, Albany, NY spoken word~poetry scene and is the former host of the long running "SCHOOL OF NIGHT" an Open Forum-Mic For All Poets held each month in Upstate NY. His work has also been published by many journals on the net & in print including Retort, Red Fez, Rusty Truck, Sure! The Charles Bukowski Newsletter, Thunder Sandwich, Fashion For Collapse, 2nd Avenue, Hobo Camp Review, Danse Macabre, Full of Crow, The Outlaw Poetry Network & many others. Look for his new book , THE BONES OF OUR EXISTENCE © in 2016. All Poems, Writings & Information Contained On This Blog Is The Property & Owned By R.M. Engelhardt. Copyright © 2017

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