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Friday poem: the power of poetry read aloud

This poem begs to be read aloud, I think. In doing so, the repetition – of words and of rhyming sounds – takes on different shades of mournfulness. The rhymes begin to sound painful and there's a sense of feeling compelled to keep picking at a wound, of not allowing it to heal.

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