Poem of the Week: The Poet’s Purpose

I mostly post my poetry first on Instagram, (unless it is a patron-exclusive poem). Then, each Sunday here on the blog, I post the poem that has got the most Insta likes.

If you’re on Instagram, let’s follow each other. You’ll find my account Orna Ross.poetry here.

The poems are inspired by photographs, sometimes taken by me, sometimes by others.

My most popular poem on Instagram this week was, “The Poet's Purpose”.

And now for this week’s poem:

The Poet's Purpose

With our fingers

we ignite the letters

that spell out the words

that give fire to our meaning

and might, just might,

—all else being right—

set another heart or soul alight.


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