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If I Were A Poet -- (response to Poet deVine's challenge)

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Gene
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0 posted 02-05-2000 03:51 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

"If I Were A Poet"
(The Poet Artist)


If I were a poet,
Id gladly bestow it
Upon anyone who was willing to listen.
For, my favorite folklore,
And stories of yore,
Would surely make hearts throb,
And eyes, glisten.

But if I were a poet,
How would I show it?
What type of artist would I be?

Perhaps, like Chef Boyardi,
Id create new and delectable recipes.
Or, maybe, in the style of Mozart,
Id make my art sing with a beautiful ring.
Or, as a painter, like Rembrandt or Monet,
My words might appear from out of thin air,
Then, emerge on paper,
Like the laying down of lustrous paints.
Or, what if, like Michelangelo,
I could release my poem,
As if, from deep within a block of stone?
Or, suppose, instead, I were a "Casanova" of words,
What kind of artist would I become?
I think Id be all of these,  
For, Im an integral part of each and every one:




[The Poet Chef]

If I were a poet,
Id cook up a recipe for everyone to delight in.
Youd savor each word, rolling it around on you tongue,
As you craved each and every piece of my verse.

Maybe, Id start you off,
With some onomatopoeia soup.
Id mix the words and blend them well,
Until the flavor was sublime,
Then spice it up with a pentameter beet,
And even throw in a little rhyme.
Id add some metaphor and simile,
Until the dish was sweet,
Then, serve it up on a plate,
Of limerick, all complete.  

Im more than happy to share my recipe,
Im very glad to show it,
But I wish I were a better a cook.
If only I were a Poet.


[The Poet Musician]

If I were a poet,
Id sing my words in three part harmony,
And set my heart to the rhythm of, a five meter beat.
Like a great maestro, tapping with his feet,
Id construct my symphony of words,
Slowly building towards a giant crescendo,
Then, ending on an upbeat note.  


[The Poet Painter]

If I were a poet,
Id paint a picture with a thousand words,
And color my words with imagery,
In shades of passionate hues.
Id tint my love with crimson red,
And orange would be the fire of my desire.
Id use midnight blue for my darker moods,
Ivory White, for my purity of thoughts,
Blackest black, for my deepest fears,
And brightest red, as the color of my excitement.
Then, with an exhilarating rush,
Hold on tight to my brush,
As it strokes the canvas of life.


[The Poet Sculptor]

If I were a poet,
Id take formless words, from deep within my soul.
Id knead them, mold them and shape them well,
Until they took on a life of their own.  
Then, Id release them from my page,
To speak for themselves.
Happy to be free,
Theyd never speak ill of me.



[The Poet As A Lover]

If I were a poet,
How would I bring all my words together?
Id hold them very close to me,
With nurturing compassion.  
Id massage each syllable,
And caress every word, until mature.
Then, when just right,
Id cover them with indigo ink,
And lay a foundation down for them,
On which to rest and think,
But like a fine wine,
Id release not a single line,
Before its time.


[The Poet Artist]

If I were a poet,
What kind of artist would I be?
Which would best appease my words?
Which would be my essential guide?
Would I be a chef, a musician, a painter or a sculptor,
Or, perhaps, just a lover of life--
Which would I be?
I think Id be all of these,
For, if I were a poet,
Theyd already be living inside of me.

_____

~Gene




[This message has been edited by u_gene (edited 02-05-2000).]
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Poet deVine
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1 posted 02-05-2000 06:13 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Gene this is great! A multi-faceted poem... a lot of what ifs....I'd like some of that soup if you please!  
Marge Tindal
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2 posted 02-05-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Gene-
This is wonderfully creative.
I liked each and every poem and
the verses within the poems.
You sure excel with this one.

'But like a fine wine,
Id release not a single line,
Before its time. '
ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT !

Chill me a carafe of Poet 2000 Blush !
~*Marge*~




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Nan
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3 posted 02-05-2000 07:34 PM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

Well this is pretty special... Nice job here

and btw... I hear they're looking for a new cook at the stute (so's to cut down on the cafeteria brawls)....

..but it has to be someone who's Justin Credibly multi-faceted... so they can paint and stuff too.....
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 02-05-2000 07:59 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Gene, This was a very pleasant surprise! What a wonderful poem! There are so many beautiful phrases here. I enjoyed reading this very much'
Liz
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5 posted 02-05-2000 08:53 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

Gene !   You have me in total awe here ! Are you sure you only started writing recently ?  
Gene
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6 posted 02-05-2000 09:17 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

PdV, Thanks, I believe a poet must be multi-faceted. All his/her life's adventures come out in their words.

Marge, Nan, Liz,
Thanks so much for those wonderful words. I really appreciate it.

Munda, Thanks, but you have nothing to be in awe of. Your poems are incredible. And yes, except for the little four line poem on my web-site, I wrote my first poem here about two weeks ago. But I still have an awful lot to learn.

~Gene



[This message has been edited by u_gene (edited 02-05-2000).]
hoot_owl_rn
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7 posted 02-05-2000 09:36 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Clever, clever  
Denise
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8 posted 02-05-2000 10:20 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Boy, Gene, you sure have lots of poetry inside of you just busting to get out!
These are wonderful!

Denise
Gemini
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9 posted 02-05-2000 10:29 PM       View Profile for Gemini   Email Gemini   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Gemini

A mighty fine blend and mixture.  My compliments to the chef, er, uh poet.
Gene
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10 posted 02-05-2000 10:45 PM       View Profile for Gene   Email Gene   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Gene's Home Page   View IP for Gene

Hoot,  Thanks, But I try to be clever without being clever.    

Denise,  That's how I feel. I've got so much I want to get out. I think I'm over my fear now. I had a little anxiety in the begining about being able to come up with things.

Gemini,  Thanks. I see your relatively new too. Welcome to the forums. I'll be looking for your poems.

~Gene



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