At dVerse Lillian is hosting Poetics with an invitation to take one of eight proverbs and adages as inspiration for a poem.
The adage I chose is “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Poor Richard’s Almanac, Benjamin Franklin.
“But she felt she had to see him or she would die.” Iris Murdoch (The Nice And The Good)
Why Would I? Have you never been love sick? To feel all that delicious internal, beautiful turmoil, an inner, perpetual tsunami washing up and rolling away in a mixture of breathless joy and airless despair. Sometimes the precipice of doubt becomes the best question, the next being, how do I know this, but then I don't, or do I? The torment is velvet, a sigh, a hallelujah chorus. Why would I avoid it , why would I seek a cure, this malady is my melody, it is my score. Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon All Rights Reserved ®