Black Poetry : The Poet

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  1. Harry Hyman

    Harry Hyman Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    The Poet

    The Poet, as master of creation, sculpts with words from ideation.
    A poetic human Lens under sun
    who must concentrate its rays and in bold exquisite ways
    tug the Heart and pluck its strings, one by one.

    In a foxhole, words of Courage, out in Space, words of Hope,
    on a deathbed, poet's words to feel alive
    are the jewels within a chest from the heart and head and breast
    of a poet's driven quest to pen the scribe.

    And even when 'no inspiration' is the poet's root frustration
    and no wind to make a flag of words unfurl,
    Time will tilt the Lens to daylight
    bending words to pinpoint insight
    and one breath will hurl that scribe across the world.

    So embrace the Poet's mission, as you write with proud submission
    to this self imposed commission that occurs.
    So that when you speak of Beauty, Love and Death, Truth and Duty,
    you'll make Shakespeare smile with tears and lose his words.

    Namyh
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    yes a poet is the creation of it's expression words poeticly leaks unto canvas
    and poetry comes alive and bring light to what da poet has envision.
    This hit da spot !
     
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    Poets have their own unique spin on things, and when the words allow the reader to focus in on that expressed viewpoint, wow, what beauty. I believe all poets can agree with this scribe, master poet.
     
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    Yes! That is precisely what you do, so very, very well!
     
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    Harry, you hit us with your best shot every time.

    I just want to thank you for the sharing of your gift.
     
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    very beautiful layers of truth... I enjoyed!
     
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    write on bro. HH

    you know i'm feeling this

    :bowdown:

    i like the piece as a whole but this verse said alot to me
     
  8. Harry Hyman

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    Rich – You are absolutely right Rich. It’s not the seeing eyes of the poet that makes the poetry grand but what the mind’s eye envisions and leaks onto a canvas of words which makes the poet a creator who breathes life into grand poetry. That always hits the spot like a cool drink on a hot day that refreshes. Thanks Rich. Namyh

    Waz – The job of the poet starts “when the words allow the reader to focus in on that expressed viewpoint.” And if the reader cannot focus, then the poet must alter the words to bring the beauty to light. Very wise of you Waz. I believe all poets can agree with that unique spin too. Thanks. Namyh

    Mizjoice – That is compliment indeed and I thank you for it. I try to make clear what I see. Now you got me all blushy and stuff. It is much appreciated. Thanks Mizjoice. Namyh

    1PoetSought – I thank you for sharing yours too. As per Waz and Rich, if the reader can focus on what we envision, then our words have brought the light and I guess we can claim the title of scribbler or writer or more accurately….…poet. Thanks 1Poetsought. Namyh
     
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    Sweetapplepie – You can bet on one thing sweetapplepie. Each layer has a poet like you in mind. And that’s the Truth. And if the Truth will set us free, then I’m grateful for each enjoyed layer ‘cause I’ve lost my chains and I’m off the hook. Thanks for the liberation sweetapplepie. Now you got me feelin’ a lot better. Namyh
     
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    So’ja – I think that verse reverberates in the hearts of many poets. When we get stuck, it seems that ‘flag of words’ will never unfurl and frustration knocks the door. But patience and faith are components which bend the poetic Lens, us. We rely on them. So we wait for that flash or that moment. And when it comes, we create. Hallelujah! Thanks So’ja for feeling this. Namyh
     
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