Napowrimo Day 2

Day 2 of National Poetry Month! Today’s form is a jabjong. 


To Wage a War

The war I wage with words is endless, beautiful and cursed.

The ink, the letter, syllables–they express but they confine.
Nevertheless I break the rules; nevertheless I am restrained.

What then will be wrought?
Will it be beauty, or remain

Nothing more than words?


From a quote by Henri Matisse:

“Much of the beauty that arises in art comes from the struggle the artist wages with his limited medium.” 

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