On Poetry  

“On poetry" poems, as the form suggests, are directed to the fixed purpose of dealing with the theme of what poetry is all about.


  “An Elf in the Rain”
by Simone D., age 5


My life is a poem. I love my little poems, tiny words shattered in a sort of
system in my heart, in a sort of little voice, could be to me. A poem is like
little suns in my face when I shatter the words that appear in mind that I put
in a sort of dangerous associated system I love.
Poems should be positive and strong, rising and raising. When words ap-
pear in a system it could be positive or an accident or nature sorting it to life,
if you put it that way.

          — Melissa Kawecky, 3rd