Today begins National Poetry Writing Month. I am really excited about this new challenge! While I did lose steam and end up walking away from my Variations on Pi, I have still been busy creating and this writing challenge fits me far better than anything connected to mathematics (more on that later).
Here is my first poem for NaPo – entitled simply… Words.
Powerless, meaningless words
Just collections of letters strung together
Until we step in and give them life
Give them a voice
Even then words are just utterances
Sound waves that ripple then fade away to nothing.
Powerful, meaningful words
Whispered, spoken, shouted, or sung
Attempts at communicating
Direction or emotion
Only matter when they are