Images Reign

A month of daily poetry
Of meter, rhyme, alliteration,
Who can stand this litany,
Of words in thick concatenation?

Lust to see, our faith is vision,
Show don’t tell, the eye must capture;
Ears are slow, the mind in prison,
By sight alone can you enrapture.

Without a picture to grab attention,
Verb and noun lose power in reading,
Images reign as idol invention,
Bow! Adore, with pupils leading.

Poems of all the forms are lowest,
Says this hurried generation,
Reading verses, action slowest—
Slighted words used in creation.

J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

2 thoughts on “Images Reign

  1. A new word for me, concatenation. Spot on, the poem. A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but sometimes 1,000 pictures cannot compete with 100 well placed words. That’s the joy and challenge of the art of words. 🙂

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