I’m wondering how many people think in poetry? I can find no better way to pose the question but I suspect that if you do it will be like recognizing yourself in one of those job adverts that asks for something that’s like a foreign language to most.
Poems and lines of poetry have always been part of my thinking and way of communicating. The thinking bit is fine but when it comes to the communicating, I feel I have to be pretty sure that I’m dealing with kindred spirits.
Just a glance at a budding miniature rose by the kitchen sink a few minutes a ago had me thinking of Robert Herrick’s:
Gather ye rosebuds while ye may,
Old Time is still a-flying …
So, am I alone and palely loitering or …..?