The Ecstasy of Readers
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Never, dear reader, underestimate your role
Without your eyes my words would die still-born
Without your ears my songs could never wake
Your responses are precious beyond compare
For each verse opens new vistas in which to play
Spaces I would not have danced were I alone
Without a reader there can be no poetry
Without a conversation there can be no life
How could you doubt that I feel a thrill
When someone takes my meager words
And builds on them their own gentle song
What a quickening of the heart ensues
Hushed down by fears of ego rising
But quietly burning in its corner
Imagining someone might respond
To my words with something greater
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Honey on 01/08/2006 10:07 a.m. #