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"I think, in a way,
a poem is like a museum.
It's a place where you can keep safe
the things you love
or that you find interesting.
You can keep a beautiful snakeskin
in a poem, and you can keep
the look of the sun shining through it.
You can keep the papery feel,
and the rustle the skin makes
when you pick it up.
You can keep the excitement.
In a poem, you can keep things
you could never put in a real museum --
things like a ride on a merry-go-round.
You can keep feelings of sadness and joy.
You can keep love, safe forever."
~ Patricia Hubbell,
in The Place My Words are Looking For
This must be why I enjoy writing poetry so much! :)