Poetry’s Worth

American poet William Carlos Williams wrote a poem titled The Uses of Poetry. Williams’ poem gave me an idea.

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Poetry’s Worth

A red Skittles
wrapper,

swept
off the road,

lifted
above

the stop sign
by a yellow bus,

fluttered
over the splintered

fence,
where the grass

grows tall
and the butterflies

dance
in gowns

as bright
as candy.

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2 thoughts on “Poetry’s Worth

  1. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Your powers of observation can turn even the simplest thing into something poetic and beautiful. I could have been standing at the side of the street watching that whole thing happen. Loved it!

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