THE POET (For DVERSE Poets)

You measure words by meter and rhyme
music to the soul beating in time
with the throbbing heart, full of life
of love and wonder, pain and strife.

In the vulgar, you see the sublime
You measure words by meter and rhyme
paint your canvass with audible hues
by which you unmask the concealed truths

animating passions and desires
all that in time and nature transpire
You measure words by meter and rhyme
put them together in a wondrous sum

casting a spell upon those who hear
making them smile or shed a tear.
The depths we plumb, the heights we climb
You measure words by meter and rhyme.

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DVERSE is back and it is celebrating its third year anniversary.  To start the celebrations, Claudia wants us to celebrate poets by writing about poets, in general, or a poet, in particular.   I sort of put words together and hoped to come up with a Quatern.  As I am not so sure about it, I asked my husband’s opinion and he gave a diplomatic, “ah, okkkkkk” in that tone that tells me he does not get it. 🙂  So, without any illusions about this piece, I am linking with DVERSE just because I am glad DVERSE is back and so are  the poets in the pub. 🙂

Thank you for coming by.

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12 comments

  1. smiles… that wondrous sum put together of meter and rhyme… it can surely cast a spell… and i love when i can look at the everyday world through a poets eye and how they often see so much more than what is visible.. happy anniversary!

  2. in the vulgar you see the sublime….i think that is the greatest gift, to see the different perspectives and to study them…and to share them and evoke a response within others….this is the power of the poet….

  3. I love that refrain and this part really resonated with me Imelda ~

    You measure words by meter and rhyme
    put them together in a wondrous sum

    Thank you for your lovely words ~

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