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Headstall's Reflections - 15. Chapter 15 Poetry Prompt 5- Rhyming couplets- We Poets

A little bit of fun. I wrote this at first about other poets, but something felt not quite right; I then realized I consider myself a poet at my very core, so I changed it to include me :) . I see us as gardeners of a sort...

Headstall’s Reflections

 

 

We Poets

 

 

Poets will come and poets will go

And leave our mark with words we sow

 

Oh so anxious to see them grow

Just a little hoeing to make them flow

 

Planting syllables in the fertile ground

If no one reads them will they still sound?

 

Gleeful we dance at a new word found

More in our garden to be verbed and nouned

 

No matter the whim, it’s not for naught

With all the scenes and emotions wrought

 

Moments in time that have been caught

And perchance the peace we’ve often sought

 

One day we might turn and gaze on back

And be proud it wasn’t vision we lack

 

There’s proof in the words—we have a knack

Many times those rhymes put us back on track

 

We all have our reasons to pick up pen

For some it’s only a matter of when

 

Like the purest notes sung by a lone wren

We poets too strive to create our zen

 

With verse we seek to open a door

And nervously let some see our core

 

Coaxing private thoughts out to the fore

Maybe they'll be part of future ancient lore

Thanks for reading...

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I particularly like the alusion to planting a small personal plot and coaxing it to harvest.

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On 05/20/2016 05:24 AM, dughlas said:

I particularly like the alusion to planting a small personal plot and coaxing it to harvest.

Thanks, dugh. It's what we do in a way, and just like plants and foods, they give us things we need. Nourishment of a different sort... Thanks for taking the time to leave me your thoughts, my friend... cheers... Gary...

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This was cool Gary! Funny to think someone may drag up our work in years to come and say, oh look ancient poems...I agree about poetry being our 'food' nourishment for the soul. Nice job, Gary xox

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On 05/20/2016 06:27 AM, Mikiesboy said:

This was cool Gary! Funny to think someone may drag up our work in years to come and say, oh look ancient poems...I agree about poetry being our 'food' nourishment for the soul. Nice job, Gary xox

Thanks, tim. Words have lasted forever through the ages, so who knows. Maybe someday, an alien will be translating our poems and trying to figure out what they mean :) . Thanks for the support, tim... cheers... Gary...

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Gary, I certainly hope you continue to verb and noun my garden.

 

OMG, :blushing: I didn't mean that to sound dirty!

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On 05/20/2016 07:40 AM, skinnydragon said:

Gary, I certainly hope you continue to verb and noun my garden.

 

OMG, :blushing: I didn't mean that to sound dirty!

I'll be glad to skinny ;) . lol. Nothing wrong with a little innuendo... thanks for the support, buddy... cheers... Gary...

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sorry sd, but I need to get this out of my system :rofl:
So, Gary, I love the look you've given us into the mind of a poet and the process (and the "blood, sweat and tears") that occurs to bring thoughts and words to the page so that we may be a part of the journey too. It's all a bit magical.
If anyone ever needed to know the true definition of a poet, they need look no further than your words right here.
As always, nicely done but this time I need to add... well done, my friend, well done! :hug:

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On 05/20/2016 11:15 AM, Reader1810 said:

sorry sd, but I need to get this out of my system :rofl:

So, Gary, I love the look you've given us into the mind of a poet and the process (and the "blood, sweat and tears") that occurs to bring thoughts and words to the page so that we may be a part of the journey too. It's all a bit magical.

If anyone ever needed to know the true definition of a poet, they need look no further than your words right here.

As always, nicely done but this time I need to add... well done, my friend, well done! :hug:

Yeah, skinny has an awesome sense of humor. I find that sexy hehe. Thanks for the kind words and the support you given in such a wonderful review. I very much appreciate it. I love poetry, and I believe it will always be a part of me. It provides me with so much, and if it gives something to the reader, all the better. Cheers, my friend... Gary...

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I love your couplets, they are great,
now I want to celebrate;
verse need not be dark of part,
but instead for light of heart

 

Thank you, Gary!

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On 05/20/2016 10:55 PM, Parker Owens said:

I love your couplets, they are great,

now I want to celebrate;

verse need not be dark of part,

but instead for light of heart

 

Thank you, Gary!

Thanks for the poem, Parker... it's nice to visit the light said. :) . I appreciate the support... cheers... Gary...

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And what an awesome garden it can be. I love this Gary, great poem

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On 05/21/2016 08:50 AM, Arazon said:

And what an awesome garden it can be. I love this Gary, great poem

Why thank you, sir! I'm glad you liked this one. Poetry is a big part of me. I love getting in the 'garden' and seeing what I can grow :) . Thanks for the support... cheers... Gary...

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Wow!!! Such a great honor for a poet. See people, we poets(Yeah, I am a poet too... :lol: ) tend to a lot of hard work to create even a small poem. We do lot of work. Thanks to Gary, from me and all poets, for showing it very clearly and beautifully. It was a great work.

 

Love,

 

~Emi.

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On 05/21/2016 03:30 PM, Emi GS said:

Wow!!! Such a great honor for a poet. See people, we poets(Yeah, I am a poet too... :lol: ) tend to a lot of hard work to create even a small poem. We do lot of work. Thanks to Gary, from me and all poets, for showing it very clearly and beautifully. It was a great work.

 

Love,

 

~Emi.

Thanks, Emi, for such a great review. I'm glad you liked this one. And yes, you are a wonderful poet. I think we both can agree that it is very rewarding, and a good way to express what's inside us as we cultivate our thoughts into words. I appreciate the support, my friend... cheers... Gary...

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Very nice Gary.. After all that, who wouldn't want to be a part of or share the bounty of that garden. We all benefit in such wonderful ways..

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On 05/22/2016 11:55 AM, Defiance19 said:

Very nice Gary.. After all that, who wouldn't want to be a part of or share the bounty of that garden. We all benefit in such wonderful ways..

Thanks, Def! I'm glad you think so. As I said to someone else, it's a garden that gives a different kind of nourishment. Thanks for the review, and your constant support... cheers, my friend... Gary...

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It's a great concept for a poem, and a beautiful analogy. I also think your choice of a consistent metre and rhymed couplets adds to the 'poetic' feel your verb-noun patch is tending.

 

Tender shoots grow into mighty thoughts. Thanks for posting this :)

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On 05/23/2016 07:10 AM, AC Benus said:

It's a great concept for a poem, and a beautiful analogy. I also think your choice of a consistent metre and rhymed couplets adds to the 'poetic' feel your verb-noun patch is tending.

 

Tender shoots grow into mighty thoughts. Thanks for posting this :)

Thanks, AC... I found this one fun to write. I'm glad you liked the analogy... it seemed fitting... maybe we all should be wearing overalls :) . Thanks for the great review... cheers... Gary...

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On 5/19/2016 at 2:40 PM, skinnydragon said:

Gary, I certainly hope you continue to verb and noun my garden.

 

OMG, :blushing: I didn't mean that to sound dirty!

...I miss you...

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19 minutes ago, AC Benus said:

...I miss you...

I miss him too, AC... he's still here, in comments like these, and his wonderful stories... he made a profound mark on my life, and I'm sure on others....

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