I love poems that talk to the reader - like this one does with an exasperated question / request. This particular poet was a dancer. Can you tell by the spacing and the stanzas?
Moderation Is Not A Negation of Intensity, But Helps Avoid Monotony by John Tagliabue
Will you stop for a while, stop trying to pull yourself
for some clear "meaning" - some momentary summary?
can have poetry or dances, prayers or climaxes all day;
blankness of little dramatic consciousness is good for the
only Dostoevsky can be Dostoevskian at such long
long tumultuous stretches;
look what that intensity did to poor great Van Gogh!;
scrounge and be stupid, that doesn't take much centering
of one's forces;
as wise Whitman said "lounge and invite the soul." Get
and not only because (as Cocteau said) "poetry is the
literature of sleep";
be a dumb bell for a few minutes at least; we don't want
Sunday church bells