to read aloud?
for single word-width
There were eight hundred and fifty
responses at Poetic Asides
for the first day of Napowrimo –
many of them very, very thin,
far too many to do all but skim.
An art evolved to let a poem flow
in natural rhythm, logical lineation,
to let a poem sing aloud its meaning.
So I would ask you all with haste to go
and study carefully the glorious sonnets
of the bard, the much-loved William Shakespeare
to see how every line can be an entity,
and how a perfect poem should appear.