The Poetess

The Way of the Poetess

by Lucy Hinton, 2006

The soul of a poetess

gets ripped apart every day

and puts herself back together

through the words she writes

She walks knowingly into pain

In obedience to beauty

and the dreaming life

Of her dissenting spirit

She takes every tear-laden step

With the courageousness

Of a heart prepared to break

For an intimate life

Brittle walls and windows shatter

In her path

Revealing a whole new view

And an opening for the enchanted wind to enter

In the softness of her strength she knows

A single delicate fragrance

Carried on that air

May awaken slumbering dreams

And stir a revolution fair