Poetry is Poetry

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Christen poets petty politicians –
talking the perennial politics of literary change:
aha! poetry could be political…
but poetry is more than words and power…
poetry is poetry!

Call poets silly scientists –
inventing the science of images:
perhaps poetry could be scientific…
but poetry is more than empirical empires…
poetry is poetry!

Nickname poets archaic architects –
interpreting the architecture of vintage verse:
yes, poetry could be architectural…
but poetry is more than lines and spaces…
poetry is poetry!

Brand poets mad musicians –
singing the music of the weeping wind:
true, poetry could be musical…
but poetry is more than tunes and rhymes…
poetry is poetry!

Baptize poets problematic philosophers –
philosophizing the metaphysics of a stone:
right, poetry could be philosophical…
but poetry is more than abstract thought…
poetry, say I, is poetry!