Why I Read Poems (Poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

Why I Read Poems (Poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

Why I Read Poems (Poem by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer)

Why I Read Poems

It is so little, I think,
what a few words can do,
and yet today,
after reading
a very small poem
my heart opened so wide
a whole life rushed through—
such a current of love,
somehow contained
in the banks
of a so few words.
It carried me,
that tiny poem,
as I walked through snow,
carried me as I wept,
carried me as I taught
and planned and paid bills.
It carried me as if
I were a Roman general
in a chariot, carried me
as if I were Venus on a wave,
carried me as if I were me,
a woman grateful to be carried
through a day by a poem,
its words not only
cradling this heart,
but becoming the heart itself.

by Rosemerry Wahtola Trommer

I work to amplify good wherever I find it. I love color, texture, beauty, great ideas, nature, metaphor, deliciousness, genuine spirituality, and exploring new territory. I encourage authenticity, nurture creativity, champion sustainability, promote peace, and hope to foster a new renaissance where we all are free to be our most fulfilled, multifaceted, and terrific selves. Read more here.


  1. Dilys 1 year ago

    Poetry can encapsulate the essence of a feeling, place or object in such succinct way and make the reader think in a new way.
    Mary Baker Eddy wrote wonderful poetry and many are set to music and are used in our Hymnal. They can come to thought and bring a helping message just when it is needed!

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      Polly Castor 1 year ago

      So true!

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