-- Edgar Allan Poe
I must confess, out of all the various types of writing, poetry is my weakest, both in understanding and execution. Even my college professors marveled at the utter lack of connection I and my fellow English majors had with the genre, exclaiming we were, quite possibly, the worst poetry class within memory.
This is nothing to be proud of.
Life being how it is, my son is an excellent poet. He has even garnered a writing scholarship with his work. When I read it, I am amazed at his weaving of metaphors and phraseology, all of which is so very out of my realm.
"Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words"
-- Robert Frost
Through him, however, my understanding of poetry has deepened, I am happy to report, although I still regard it as the most difficult of all writing to do well and am amazed and awed by those who possess that gift.
On this last day of National Poetry Month, I praise the bards among us, for you are the hearts and souls of the writing community.
By Tim Berner
I see you every season
With courts bow —
I shall sweep —
You flit around
As playful jester,
A heart sound,
In our dance
We shall sleep
Until next dawn
When you will leave
As your rapier
So long subtle suitor
Who is your favorite poet? Why? Do you have a favorite poem?
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