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The Greatest Mobile Art Saturday Poetry – ‘The poem is a dream telling you its time’ – Marwa Helal

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This weeks Saturday Poetry, matched with mobile photography/art is entitled ‘The poem is a dream telling you its time’ – Marwa Helal. She is the author of Ante body (Nightboat Books, 2022), Invasive species (Nightboat Books, 2019), and the chapbook I AM MADE TO LEAVE I AM MADE TO RETURN (No Dear, 2017). This poem uses syntax to explore simultaneous fields of thought and existence. It also reflects on how poems are a tool of both transformation and travel through time and space. The practice of poem-making results in its own and new form(s), and, if successful, includes the changing and transport of both the writer and reader.

I have matched mobile art by Guido Colla – @effe5, untitled. To view their account please go here.

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via Poets.org

The poem is a dream telling you its time

is a field 

             as long as the butterflies say 

                                                                       it is a field 

 
with their flight

 
                                         it takes a long time 

to see

                         like light or sound or language

                                                                                      to arrive

and keep 
                         arriving

 
 
                                       we have more

than six sense dialect

                                                                      and i

am still

              adjusting to time

 
                              the distance and its permanence

 
i have found my shortcuts

 
                             and landmarks

                                                          to place

 
where i first took form

                                                                                           in the field

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