From A Poet's Pen

A ditty, or a dirge today?

How you feel is probably how you will write, and that especially applies to poetry.
How you feel is probably how you will write, and that especially applies to poetry. | Source


From a poet’s pen flow words so wiggly-wise

That every line will bring

Tears, laughter to our eyes.


There could most surely be

Fresh thoughts to anthems sing,

Fresh rhymes, and rhythms free.


No telling what is next,

Those pondered thoughts, that thing

To make brain’s memory vexed.


The poet’s pen can craft

The songs balladiers will sing,

Their songs to drive us daft.


The ancient thoughts from then

Well writ still in our hearts do ring,

Which came from a poet’s pen

Which is more important (both of course) outlook or inlook?

What does a poet see when they look, outside and inside,, usually both in some mixing sequence?
What does a poet see when they look, outside and inside,, usually both in some mixing sequence? | Source

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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

very nice poetry . you really should delve more into poetry for you do have a unique way with your words.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. Yes wondrous thoughts can come from a poet's pen. I've always compared poets to painters - poets conjure up pictures with words and painters with their brushes.


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Cleverly done! And with wonderful flow and verve--Loved this


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: The last two lines of one of my poems about different people enjoying some time at the beach:

"Pedantic, pensive poet

Painting picture poems."

I think poetry is a close cousin of painting, just substituting words for paint. Thanks for your vote.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

cleaner3: I wonder whether it is possible to love writing poems, if a love of words has not been nurtured at some point in a person's life to get them started. My mother had a love of poetry, and still recites much or all of many from memory at age 103. Edna St. Vincent Milay is one of her/our relatives whose entire life was influenced by an original poem that received the attention which resulted in her receiving a good college education. (Her obituary in the New York Times is a good read.) I had the blessing of two years at a good prepschool (Hebron Academy) where we wrote every day...as I seem to still be doing now...and learned new words every day, except Sunday (although we usually spent a part of the sabbath doing homework and reading.) A good year of liberal arts at Bates College, a West Point education, and a UNH degree in history (requiring lots more writing) gave the basis for what I enjoy doing now as a freelancer/author. Of my 305 Hubs, a majority are poems or have original poetry included. I guess that is what you would term "delving"? Thanks for arousing these reflections.


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ImKarn23 4 years ago

You are my go-to Haiku poet, fer sure - not to mention your other styles. I love that you love what you do, Perspy - it makes it better for me to!


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mwilliams66 4 years ago from Left Coast, USA

I loved it! Very creative. Voted up and awesome.


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Michele Travis 4 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

That was very interesting, the way you used the words. Very good. Voted up!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

AudreyHowitt: To have verve as a poet is a very worthwhile goal. If this one had flow and verve to you, it counts for another mark on the wall! Thanks.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

ImKarn23: I thought that if I worked hard enough on one, I could have another comment from you by giving you something to think about and distract you from any recent concerns. Glad to help you out!


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flashmakeit 4 years ago from usa

You crafty pen wrote well!! Vote up!!


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

flashmakeit; There you are. How is everything in the flashmakeit business? Isn't it wonderful that after a short time of commenting back and forth, we feel as if we are getting to know each other? I'll run over and see what Hubs you've posted lately. See you there.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

i need to take a second look on your poem to get the better of it...or maybe my mind is somewhere else yet my fingers are tapping on the keyboard...


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

raciniwa - Trusting that it is never too late to reply to a comment, I'm pleased that you gave this "a secod look" (me too!) "Fingers tapping on the keyboard" is what us writers do. Keep them going.

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