This week I read UNBROKEN by Laura Hillenbrand.
It's an excellent book, and as is often the case with excellent books, I found poetry in those pages -- starting with the epigraph that opens the book, which is taken from an actual poem:
What stays with you latest and deepest? of curious panics,
Of hard-fought engagements or sieges tremendous what deepest remains?
- Walt Whitman, “The Wound-Dresser”
(complete poem here)
It's a great question, isn't it?
I think every poem we write should answer that question.
For more poetic thoughts and verse, visit Poetry Friday Roundup with David at FOMOGRAMS.