On Cocteau's 'Blood Of A Poet'

Poem By moon batchelder

i saw a film done
by one
Jean Cocteau,
'Blood of a Poet';
a surreal riseau
into which were woven
the phrases of pain
and woe
artists all know
who can't go

montage of a
within, to the
of the soul; - all
the chambers and scenes
to explore.
each camera angle
a metaphor,
each image - absurd,
with few words
to explain.

and in the end
poet had
alone on the stage,
with his verses
all read,
the suicide could've been
as it was,
the audience
offered applause.

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