Wednesday, August 8, 2018

whimsy is not truth

Poetic License

poetic license?

what a ridiculous term,
at least in how it’s used
as a “get out of jail” card
if you want to stretch the truth
away from the actual
and toward what you want,

I like it as permission to get more real
than obsession with excessive detail might allow,

“poetic license” should not allow 
whimsy to pretend to truth.

by Henry H. Walker
August 2, ‘18

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