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Three New Poems About Life and Death and Poetry

Updated on November 21, 2015

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Three New Poems

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:

Inspired Poetry

Built

With blocks

Made of words

Expressing the spirit and songs of God

Master, creator of inspiration

Maker of all

Art and love

The truth

Is

That

We speak

Eloquent

Ideas that

Come from some unidentified passion

From something so moving, so deep within

The source of it

Had to have

Come from

Him.

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:

Poet Speak

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

Or windows to fears

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.

I hope you enjoyed that. I’ll bet that there are a lot of people here on the internet that can relate to that one.

The Next poem, called Approach of Winter, creates a metaphor between the end of autumn and the beginning of winter and the approach of death and of new life that follows:

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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    • purpleveil profile imageAUTHOR

      Vanessa Kristovich 

      7 years ago from Vineland,NJ

      Thanks!

    • attemptedhumour profile image

      attemptedhumour 

      7 years ago from Australia

      I also liked the second poem and poetry will always be around because of hubpages and it's devotees. It is worth preserving so keep up the good work.

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      alternate poet 

      7 years ago

      Well done ! I like the second poem best - and writing ABOUT poetry is about the only excuse left for using poetic cliche's ! and nice use of them too :)

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