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Anatomy of a Poet

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Elizabeth Santos
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Anatomy of a Poet

The poet’s mind is sliced and diced
Upon the parchment’s weathered page
The intellect revealed in thought
And wisdom proved by mellowed age

His heart is slivered paper thin
Each chamber wall exposed to sight
And any love that dwells within
Is bathed in rainbow prismed light

A poet’s spirit is engraved
In golden ink upon the leaf
In feathered phrase his character
In chosen word his core belief

His hand is written in his verse
That flows from muse’s laden quill
A poet’s inner eye is etched
On petals of a daffodil

His face appears in rippled  pond
The nose in scents of morning mist
His voice within a sparrow’s song
His feet in footstep’s reminisce

The eardrum vibrates spring fed waters  
Churning in a babbling brook
His tongue is in the taste of wine
Aged in vats of poetry’s book

A poet’s heart beats to the meter
And sings in timbres of the rhyme
Aesthetic grace is spirit’s voice
And beauty is his love sublime

Elizabeth Santos


[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-07-2000).]
© Copyright 2000 Elizabeth Santos - All Rights Reserved
Meadowmuse
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1 posted 04-07-2000 08:18 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

"Aesthetic grace is spirit’s voice
And beauty is his love sublime"

Liz, I don't usually respond with one word, but I'll make an exception in this case...

WOW!

~ Claire
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2 posted 04-07-2000 08:25 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

This is wonderful! I loved every word, every line! I hope to be this kind of poet someday!
Martie
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Liz, you just described yourself.  Wonderful poem!!
Elizabeth Santos
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4 posted 04-07-2000 08:45 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

A WOW from you, Claire is like winning an Oscar,
Thanks, dear poetess

Poet deVine. This poem is about you. I specifically had you in mind when I wrote it, along with every other poet in the world.
Thanks for your sweet comment

Martie, Thank you, dear friend

Liz
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5 posted 04-07-2000 08:49 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Perfection penned once again, Elizabeth....
ElektraXOXO
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6 posted 04-07-2000 10:06 PM       View Profile for ElektraXOXO   Email ElektraXOXO   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ElektraXOXO

You have captured the true essence of a poet, A wonderful masterpiece I shall recommend all my friends to read.
Seymour Tabin
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Elizabeth,
Once again bravo, you are an inspiration. Love ya Sy
Mike
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*Applause*  for a true poet.
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What a way to describe a poet!  You've indeed done it exceptionally well!  Beautiful imagery and all!  Wonderful!  

 *Krista Knutson*

As soon as man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.
~*Albert Schweitzer*~
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10 posted 04-08-2000 01:53 AM       View Profile for Songbird   Email Songbird   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Songbird's Home Page   View IP for Songbird

Definely poetic you are. Great poem!
Elizabeth Santos
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Balladeer, Thank you, Meter Man

Elektra
Very lovely comments, Thank you

Sy, It is you who are the inspiration, but this argument will be perpetual, I'm sure. Thank you, dear friend

Mike, Applause from a poet I greatly admire?
WOW.   Thank you

Krista, Yeh, we really disected him, alright
Thanks

Septsong. Thanks so much

Liz
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This is excellent....great description of yourself!!!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie

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I'm with Claire ..... WOW ......
Another great piece , Liz ...

 "Shoot for the moon.Even if you miss,you'll land among the stars."
_Les Brown_
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Wow indeed, this  is fabulous work!!
Eloise
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Elizabeth, this is absolutely beautiful.  Another piece of perfection.
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16 posted 04-08-2000 11:31 AM       View Profile for LoveBug   Email LoveBug   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LoveBug

Liz, this is a beautiful self-description! Keep up the good work!

 "We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars." -Oscar Wilde
Elizabeth Santos
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17 posted 04-08-2000 05:22 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Lizzie ,Pepper, Eagle, Eloise, Lovebug, I appreciate your nice comments, and incidentally, Lizzie, this is about YOU
Thank you all so very much

Liz

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Santos (edited 04-08-2000).]
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18 posted 04-08-2000 09:22 PM       View Profile for Sven   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sven

Liz,
    I've always said that if you want to get to really know a poet, just look at their words. . . this is exactly how to say it!!

Excellent poem, my friend. . .

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 That which gives light must endure burning
--Victor Frankl

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Wonderful, again, Elizabeth!! Simply beautiful!

Denise
Elizabeth Santos
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20 posted 04-09-2000 07:11 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

Sven, You are right, that's one of the reasons we on passions develope srong ties, we kknow each other so well through ourpoems.
Thank you

Denise. Thanks dear. I'm sitting here looking out at the April snow. I have never seen snow accumulate on leaves before.

Liz
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Very Very nice...i enjoyed it from beginning to end
killer222
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This is Great !!  

 "shun the frumious Bandersnatch!"
Killer222 :)

 
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