Peppermint drop

A poem
is a thought of beauty
shared between souls

It is not like ordinary bread
chewed and swallowed
by restless hunger

A poem is like
a peppermint drop
to be slowly savoured
held on the tongue to melt
and spread its sweetness
leaving a cool hint
a lingering lift to the soul
long after it dissolves
into forgetfulness

June 2007, Bucharest