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How To Know a Poet - response to challenge, What is a Poet

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Sunshine
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0 posted 02-21-2008 07:31 PM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine



How to Know a Poet

I am becoming more adept, in often strange-some ways,
In recognizing those who feel
Lexis coloring days, and if I watch some eyes so bright,
The gleam in stream of dreams, then a poet is about to meet
Another, with their ways.

Watch the hands of flitter fly, talking in the air,
Or watch as eyes find a gaze
On a horizon that is not there…

Or watch some apple dumpling cheeks
Shine bright to catch sun’s rays,
Knowing that the freckles there
Are kisses from other days…and then,

And then…

Listen to a voice so fine, it shimmers
In your soul; and find the touch of hands so warm,
A pen is held in glow…

Then know before you a poet stands,
And if you are a poet, too?
A hug is the requisite form of talk,
When one and one braid two…

And then? The air is round with solemn calm,
A peace fills full all time, as minds seem to meld
The storms, and quiet stills all space,
When eyes speak volumes, when shoulders share
The weight of all that is…

And sisters of poems then plait silence,
To be just what they are, bound by knowledge
Of their lives, as touched by the highest stars…

Poet, you have touched my heart, and
I hope,
That I have touched yours, too,
In ways that know no words…for
Forever special is held in this heart…
Martie, poetess,
For all I’ve heard with my soul, is true.


October 6, 2004


Secondhanddreampoet's challenge may be found here:
http://piptalk.com/pip/Forum7/HTML/000729.html




[This message has been edited by Sunshine (02-23-2008 12:01 PM).]

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with you


1 posted 02-21-2008 07:39 PM       View Profile for SEA   Email SEA   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for SEA

*goodness*

look at you two! Makes me smile to see you two smiling...

and Karilea? You have the voice of a story teller..one of the most soothing voices I've ever heard
amusemi
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2 posted 02-21-2008 07:58 PM       View Profile for amusemi   Email amusemi   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for amusemi

A majestic piece! Terrific pic btw.
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3 posted 02-21-2008 09:15 PM       View Profile for Artic Wind   Email Artic Wind   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Artic Wind

Lovely Picture of you two!

You met the challenge and wrote it great Sunshine!

ARCTIC WIND
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4 posted 02-22-2008 04:41 PM       View Profile for secondhanddreampoet   Email secondhanddreampoet   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for secondhanddreampoet

A most fine tribute to poets (in general and specific!)

I am especially fond of:

“Listen to a voice so fine, it shimmers
In your soul; and find the touch of hands so warm,
A pen is held in glow…

Then know before you a poet stands…”
and:
“…The air is round with solemn calm,
A peace fills full all time, as minds seem to meld
The storms, and quiet stills all space,
When eyes speak volumes, when shoulders share
The weight of all that is…”

very serious and sustained applause!!

Margherita
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5 posted 02-22-2008 06:07 PM       View Profile for Margherita   Email Margherita   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Margherita

quote:
And sisters of poems then plait silence,
To be just what they are, bound by knowledge
Of their lives, as touched by the highest stars…




Enjoyed your magical pen here and the soul-sparkling picture of two of the finest Poetesses.

Love and hugs
Margherita
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6 posted 02-22-2008 07:59 PM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Sunshine, maybe you can answer this for me.
How do I go about reposting a poem. I wrote one,some time ago, called "What Poets Do" that I think would fit Bruce's challenge and I would like to repost it. Thanks.
                                 Ida
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7 posted 02-23-2008 11:42 AM       View Profile for ThisDiamond   Email ThisDiamond   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit ThisDiamond's Home Page   View IP for ThisDiamond

The deepest blues, the summer sun, midnight rapture...and all between.
Enjoyed
Marchmadness
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8 posted 02-23-2008 11:50 AM       View Profile for Marchmadness   Email Marchmadness   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marchmadness

Lovely poem, Karilea. There is no doubt you know What a poet is.
                             Ida
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9 posted 02-23-2008 03:54 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Sissie...such a lovely remembering in this poem, of a special time.  The feeling is mutual.  
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Beautiful write!

Eric
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Beautiful words~~ beautiful poets~~


M
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Sunshine,

Thanks for teaching me a new word "Lexis".  It's always nice to learn something.

It's a lovely poem, illustrated with a picture of two lovely sisters.  That's a way nice touch.

I'm very much impressed by this.

Bobby
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what is there not to love here....especially the two poetesses?
latearrival
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14 posted 02-24-2008 10:42 AM       View Profile for latearrival   Email latearrival   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for latearrival

This touches both of you and all who sit to read here. Thank you. The photo is lovely as are your words. "late"
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I agree this is a majestic piece!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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