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The Soul of a Poet

Updated on April 2, 2017


There's a poet that lies in every gentle soul,

With an ability, in expressing life's accounts.

Every event encountered to be interpreted,

Or in some, as of its drama, it so surmounts.


Writers of poetry all try to explain their views,

That of life's experiences, a meaning to them,

Whether it's in just of the struggling to survive,

Or of life to be so splendid, a glistening gem.



A poem may describe all things of a beauty,

As lovely as a painter's rendering, so divine.

Artists of the letter and the brush, all kindred,

Both products of the creator's, his own design.


All words and artwork come from deep inside,

Expressed upon the canvas and on the page.

Special revelations, in their own interpretation,

Presented in every fine work of art, of its sage.





There's a soul behind every fondest work,

These, each one, are to be seen before us,

One in being so very deep, yet as revealed,

Are before everyone's eyes. we are to trust.


Fathoming all depths, ours to comprehend,

Of those talents there before us, to apprise.

Everyone's perception, beyond all its limits,

That of its meaning, of its magnificent guise.

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      Jamie Lee Hamann 7 weeks ago from Reno NV

      Good morning and blessings to you and your family. I also feel that poetry should be a form of creative expression that all of us should use to help deal with our realities. Jamie

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      whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you Jamie and many blessings to you and family. whonu

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      Tamara Yancosky Moore 7 weeks ago

      This is a deeply beautiful poem. It's very thought-provoking, too. Lovely!

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      Audrey Hunt 7 weeks ago from Nashville Tn.

      Your lovely poetry expresses your creativity. I'm always inspired by your moving messages. Thank you.

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      whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you Tamara and many blessings to you and family. whonu

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      whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you Audrey. Your inspirational reviews always make me feel like what I do is worthwhile. Blessings. whonu

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      Michael-Milec 7 weeks ago

      Distinctive inspiration.

      A poet takes what he/she hears from the eternal,inexhaustible source of original ideas of creation contributing his unique part.

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      whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you Michael. Yes, we take what we have an apply it to the environment about us. It is our interpretation of life. Blessings. whonu

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 7 weeks ago from The Caribbean

      It just seems that poetry takes so much more time than prose; perhaps because I don't do it enough, but I do believe that there's a poet of some sort in every soul. Really encouraging!

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      whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you MsDora and many blessings to you and family on this cool Spring evening. whonu

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 7 weeks ago from Riga, Latvia

      A wonderful poem. Your poetic words paint lovely pictures.

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      whonunuwho 7 weeks ago from United States

      Thank you my friend. Blessings. whonu

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