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These are three new poems that I wrote recently. I hope you enjoy them.
The first poem is a tetractys poem. This is a poetic form in which the thought behind the poem is expressed in a specific syllable count of 20. The syllables must follow a specific per line pattern of 1, 2, 3, 4, and 10. You can use as many paragraphs as you want, but each paragraph must have a pattern that is the inverse of the one before it.
Here is my attempt at tetractys:
Made of words
Expressing the spirit and songs of God
Master, creator of inspiration
Maker of all
Come from some unidentified passion
The source of it
Had to have
The next poem is called Poet Speak. It is a poem meant to describe a poet’s love of the use of metaphor and other colorful language. It is the creation of art with words used as the medium of creation:
Poems state the obvious
In an eloquent way
Sun is not only sunlight,
But a fireball or a golden ray
Rain is not rain,
It is angels’ tears
Eyes pieces of sky
My lover’s a knight
On a gallant white steed
And sadness a pinprick
That makes my heart bleed
A poet’s language
Is expression of love
Sent into the air
On the wings of a dove.
The Approach of Winter
No bird songs. No shadow wings.
A quiet hour, no one sings.
Jack Frost’s icy breath
Foretells autumn’s death.
No more reds. No more golds.
Help me, Lord! I’m getting old!
This path ends beyond the turn.
The fire fades, no more to burn.
Fallen leaves, already passed
Next year will be the grass.
Life and death are everywhere.
This is the only truth we share.
Soon I’ll lay beneath the earth
A fertile ground for someone’s birth.
Despite all the arguments about whether or not poetry is dead, I find that it is still a much loved art. I have never been able to start a conversation on the subject without someone in the room saying “I like poetry.” But it has become a much diversified art in which the choice of poetic form is like choosing music. Is it classical, or country? Pop or heavy metal? And in the poetry world it becomes free verse or formal?
I hope you found something to enjoy on this page. If not, don’t give up! There is an entire universe of poems out there!
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