Marin Poetry Center

Something Whispered

By Saoirse Staples

You could not hear a Symphony
If all you heard were a Noise —
Nor could you see a lovely dance
If you saw only Poise.

You cannot figure out the Rules
If you don’t want to know —
Nor can you write a Story true
If your Heart’s not aglow.

There’s Something Whispered in the Arts
That Logic doesn’t feel —
But just because it has no Words
Does not mean it’s unreal.

Honorable Mention: Saoirse Staples
The Marin School (Teacher: Phil van Eyck)

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