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Gods And Poets

Updated on March 29, 2011

As I wandered through the bookstore

The one that I always dwell

I looked around at the sea of books

And understood what it is they sell

 

Amongst all the dead poets

And authors yet to be

There seemed to be an air of whispers

That were calling out to me

 

My favorite aisle of course

Is where the poets sleep

Bronte, Poe, Robert Frost

Their wells were running deep

were they Gods and Poets?

Or Poets and Gods?

It is still quite a mystique

 

A whisper here of genius

A whisper there of pain

So much living to be done

And so little yet to gain

For putting pen to paper

Is the hardest part of all

One must give in to their passions

And be not afraid to fall

 

The whispers getting louder now

As I pass each wondrous book

As if they all were bidding me

To come and have a look

 

My favorite poet once said;

“A ruffled mind makes a restless pillow”.

And that has to be so true

The mind of a great poet

Like a well oiled machine must subdue

The daily thoughts and endless words

An Endless sea of blue.

By Ladyjane1

Inspired by MFB III

Charlotte Bronte       1816-1854   "Better to be without logic than without feeling".
Charlotte Bronte 1816-1854 "Better to be without logic than without feeling".

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    carmellowyoshi 7 years ago

    You answered my question, thanks sooo much!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Carmellowyoshi I appreciate you visiting my hub and your kind words. As for the question, I don't think that one has to be more important than the other. I think they are about equal, Of course knowledge is important because without it one cannot sustain themselves, but on the other hand for a writer or poet or artist a good imagination is how they are able to support themselves. So I guess it just depends on every individual. I hope I answered your question and thanks again for the visit. Cheers.

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    carmellowyoshi 7 years ago

    Amazing poem. I can see why you have a superb rating. I have a question for you: Do you think imagination is more important then knowledge,and why? Once again, outstanding hub and thanks.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    oh you are just being nice sis. LOl Thanks.

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    geegee77 7 years ago from The Lone Star State!!

    That was an awsome poem you are so talented, seriously:)

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Thanks MPCooper for reading and commenting and your point is very well taken. I wonder that sometimes too. Cheers.

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    MPCooper 7 years ago from Toronto/NYC/Las Vegas/Studio City, Hollywood/Gustavia, St. Barths

    To my only fan,

    I sometimes ponder what will become of our poems. Will they be just words on paper spoken in empty halls? Or maybe the fact that no pen was stroked or paper pressed is why our stories remain untold. In any case as a matter of fact, I really did quite enjoy that.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    sandyspider always nice to hear from you thanks.

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    Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

    Very nice poem.

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    Moulik Mistry 7 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

    Pretty nice...

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    MFB you are quite welcome and I knew that I would also get a gift back from you, a very nice poem that is quite appreciated. I appreciate your presence on my hubs and you are an inspiration for me to do better. Blessings and hope your Easter was happy.

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    MFB III 7 years ago from United States

    What a kind and incredible tribute from you LadyJane, I am honestly touched by this work....such a lovely Easter gift

    from a fellow poet, who is quite talented herself to say the least and the most in the best way possible. I will leave you with a poem that I feel describes why poets do what they do....and also with my eternal thanks for thinking of me in this hub.....

    "A POET"S LIFE FOR ME !!!!"

    We sail Through

    a river of emotions

    on a tiny white slip

    of ground up trees,

    with a pencil for an oar,

    or a pen for a tiller,

    making ripples in

    the flow of languages,

    cutting through them

    swiftly and often

    causing them to overflow....

    all ordinary boundaries.

    We are but pirates

    serving out our sentences

    for the treasures gathered

    from other peoples lives.

    We keep one eye

    closed to the fear

    that keeps others

    from writing

    and expressing themselves.

    We look for a hook

    to draw the attention

    of all who pass by hoping

    they'll pause and simply study

    our scratched out renderings...

    our graffiti of the mind.

    We find safe harbors in dreams

    and spend idyllic moments there,

    and then share our booty with any

    who would enjoy perusing it.

    We turn the lines

    of the equator

    into the lines

    of an equation....

    equating life's

    sorrows, and joys

    with words that sing,

    dance and move souls.

    We build bonfires

    in the hearts of men

    and prance like

    drunken minstrels

    around the feelings they

    subconsciously

    share with us.

    It is good to be

    a poet....it allows

    ones mind to

    travel and unravel

    all of the mysteries of life

    by simply moving across

    an 8 by 10 " space

    with a lead tipped sword.

    Our sails are

    the bending,

    and the turning

    of the pages

    of our thoughts,

    they allow us to soar

    beyond the humble bindings

    of daily drudge into

    the imaginary realms

    of splendour.

    Climb aboard,

    grab an Oar and dip it

    to the empty white

    waters waiting below,

    chart a course to verb island

    stumble on a treasured thought,

    add it to your

    priceless collection.

    Then if they hang you

    for your crimes

    you will only be

    another dangling participle

    still giving meaning to life

    as you gasp out

    your last breath.

    Aye mateys,

    poems are the

    pebbles of the Gods,

    they toss them in

    a flat arc across

    the streams of

    our consciousness,

    and watch gaily as

    they skip and dance

    with lilting joy

    from our lips and pens.....

    In the hold of

    my heart many poems tarry,

    and are cargo for

    starving illiterates

    seeking sustenance.

    A glass of port wine,

    a spark of inspiration fired,

    some soft music,

    a wanton women,

    and a poem,

    what else has

    any meaning,

    what else has a

    point at the end

    that sets so well

    ................period.

    Loved This Lady Jane, Thanks Eversomuch~~~~MFB III

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    the voice thank you and blessings to you as well.

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    thevoice 7 years ago from carthage ill

    love it thanks God speed happy easter

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    billy thanks for reading I appreciate it. Happy Easter to you.

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    billyaustindillon 7 years ago

    Great poem finishing with an endless sea of blue - how apt :)

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Blushing thanks Micky. Cheers

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    Micky Dee 7 years ago

    Very, very smooth! Write on LadyJ!

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    Tony McGregor 7 years ago from South Africa

    I enjoyed reading this. Loved the "Whispers calling out to me." Great and moving poetry is more often like a whisper than thunder.

    Thanks so much for sharing.

    Love and peace

    Tony

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Kowality thank you very much have a wonderful day.Blessings to you and your family.

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    kowality 7 years ago from Everywhere

    A great way to start our Easter Sunday. Thank You and Happy Easter.

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Ann thank you, you are too kind. Im glad you enjoyed it that means a lot. Cheers.

    @De Greek that I keep surprising you is making me wonder why? Im not just a pretty face you know? LOL

    @Nellieanna thank you thank you. You are kind.

    @Ghost Whisper thanks for reading and Happy Easter to you as well.

    @Pop thank you but bravo is much too strong a word for my scribbles but they are appreciated. Cheers.

    @drbj I love you! Cheers

    @Caliber my day would be drab without your presence on my hubs. Happy Easter to you as well.

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    50 Caliber 7 years ago from Arizona

    Absolutely Sweet, the written word would be plain, dull, and drab, with out your special touch, that turns them to the ears what candy is to the tongue. Blessings this Resurrection Sunday.

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    drbj and sherry 7 years ago from south Florida

    Kudos to you, ladyjane. Your words in this paean to poets are like a waterfall of delight.

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    breakfastpop 7 years ago

    Bravo, bravo, bravo!

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    The IGNITER vs Corrupted Governments 7 years ago from The U.S. Government protects Nazi War Criminals

    Happy Easter!

    Love,

    Ghosty!

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    Nellieanna Hay 7 years ago from TEXAS

    Very pretty!!

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    De Greek 7 years ago from UK

    You keep surprising me. Wow!

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    Ann Nonymous 7 years ago from Virginia

    Bravo Ladyjane! Very creative and very inspired! Enjoyed it!

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    ladyjane1 7 years ago from Texas

    Michael thank you very much. Cheers.

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    Michael Shane 7 years ago from Gadsden, Alabama

    Beautiful job!