This video is Susan Rich reading one of her poems from THE ALCHEMIST’S KITCHEN. It was a real treat to hear her read this piece. I’ve borrowed it from her blog and hopeful she will not mind.
The poem is titled "At Middle Life: A Romance" and what I like about it from a purely technical point of view is that it combines all three components that I believe complete a poem (unless of course you are dealing with something experimental) and they would be a cadence or rhythm, musicality, and just the right language in the best order for the human senses to be present in the poem.
On occasion I seem to get maybe two of these three components together, hitting all three is the objective I long for. In the absence of achieving it, the next best thing is finding one another poet succeeded at. Thanks Susan! As a bonus I am a romantic at heart and find this one to speak to me personally.