The Paddock Review | Prewriting Exercise: fountain of ink

Publication on The Paddock Review: A Poem by Cecilia Martinez-Gil "Fountain of Ink." September 7, 2017

Prewriting Exercise: fountain of ink

 

Fountain of ink

does not ploy deceptions, no.

Pen surges to create illusions,

so play in them, within,

dance at their beat

script your own scenes

enable yourself to animate infinity

in this timed timely second

within the utopian frame of these pages

where poems read your delights and my sins

without tricking the reader not to believe

without misleading the writer not to relive.

As words and writers and readers meet

in the promise and the pledge

the oath supped under our tongues

as poems swallow you

as you feast in your echo of my own patois

Cuming to Live

Coming to Life

Spoken verb

While this story becomes verve that thrives.

 

 

From a fix of ink ©Cecilia Martinez-Gil

(Finishing Line Press)