Poem 20

William Shakespeare

and Emily Dickinson

were discovered in spite

of the lack of a Poetry Marathon.

(Emily was actually discovered posthumously)

And all the poet greats in between lived lives

of napping and eating and working and raising children.

They were not trying to be better than another poet,

they were too busy challenging themselves,

as only a good writer would.

Empathy toward their fellow man is what made

the great writers what they were.


Eve Remillard


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