Access – A Poem By Ali Grimshaw

a poem is a door
opening backward
or sliding sideways
for full human viewing

a poem invites Awe's cousin
Curiosity, to join you for a seat
on a soft metaphor
then reminds you to lean back

a poem offers scaffolding 
for fear, for wonder
for whatever arrives next
with structure and airflow 
so nothing gets too stagnant

including you 
and passing light
through a green passageway

©Ali Grimshaw 2021

Photo taken in Porto, Portugal.

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30 thoughts on “Access – A Poem By Ali Grimshaw

  1. Oh! I LOVE this, so much. Such a wonderful response to the prompt word, and amazing personification here. My favorite:
    “a poem offers scaffolding
    for fear”


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  2. That is an eye-catching green door. Certainly stands out. This was such a creative poem, presenting different ways a poem can speak to us and what it can offer. Love how you started off describing the poem as a door, inviting us in, and ending with the imagery of a passageway, sort of like a poem can help us through the moments we experience. Wonderful work.

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    1. Great to hear from you Mabel. Thank you for your thoughtful reflection back on this poem. It’s interesting to hear how it speaks to you. Wishing you all good things.


    1. Jazz,
      Great to hear from you. Poetry has opened doors for so many in the writing circles. I am witness to it again and again. Thank you for being one of them.
      Whether you are home or traveling, I hope love is landing on you.

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