A little More Than Poetry Is Required To Make It Good

My goodness I am in awe. I can, get my brain around a poem, deliver an artistic > cough < free write, a passable rhyming piece, or a limerick. But the poetry I read over at Colleen Cheeseborough’s place, this is so far away from that.

I penned a rhyme to let the true poets know what I think of their work. And below is none of the following. Types of Poetry.

Tanka. … Haiku. … Cleve … limmerick. … lyrical poem. … narrative poem. … ode. … sonnet. … Ballad. … Acrostic. … A double Enneade. … these are just some forms that I can list, though there are many more I have yet to find.

I bow before you all,
Composers of life,
Love and lament.
Winding words with
Gold-leaf, painting
Architectural prose,
Like attempting
To cement back on
The Sphinxes nose.

How poor my attempt,

too ashamed am I to lay it here,

discarded like Vincent’s ear.

But yet I parry the expected blows

from fencer’s cries and a Sphynxes nose,

for who am I to try?

And so in this place I walk away,

I concede defeat

touché.

When you read sophisticated Poetry or verse, do you think … best concede defeat? Answers or comments down below please, I love to chat.

14 thoughts on “A little More Than Poetry Is Required To Make It Good

  1. DEAFEAT,!! Never, we were born to fight and try to prove we are somebody. Mostly to the parents who were blind and demeaning to your wonderful abilities.
    You are going to be successful.

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  2. What’s not to like? A serious theme, humour, neat but not strained rhymes a readable rhythm and a poet who’s clearly put a bit of her innerself inside the lines. Never think you’re not a poet Ellen. And keep praticing that craft. We will all benefit if you do.

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    1. You slip by occasionally, when I forget to see. But when you do, you melt me. I have always been a sucker for a chosen word or three. It don’t take much to encourage me.

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    2. You slip by occasionally, when I forget to see. But when you do, you melt me. I have always been a sucker for a chosen word or three. It don’t take much to encourage me. X

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    1. Thank you for reading, some people’s (not mine) brains consume obscure forms, they spit out the most complex poetry time and time again. Take the Cleve, a poem that reads from top to bottom on the left and another poem on the right; hence the Cleave. It must also be articulately produced, so as to read as a whole. Now that takes sime doing. There are some that are best admired from a distance (by me) so my attempt does not ruin the form for the next novice.

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  3. Never concede defeat. Your writing is unique to you.
    Your poetry is readable and easy to understand.
    It’s an expression of feelings, sights, memories. To get your prose is to know you lovely.
    To really get you is a pleasure.
    Keep writing Ellen.Just keep on writing.

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