What makes a good Poet?
Does one’s pen overflow it?
Take great knowledge, then bestow it?
Or deep emotion feel and show it?
True love praise and woo it?
Make good rhymes and not rue it?
Experience life and accrue it?
Struggle mightily and work thru it?
Rhyming all lifelong, not outgrow it?
Take a risky chance and not blow it?
Or with great action, to and fro it?
Discover a creative seed and then sow it?
So wondering here, what makes a good Poet?
For clearly, it seems, I really don’t know It.
As poetry truly plucks at the heartstrings, a kind word or simple gesture can have the very same effect to positively change someone’s day or entire life around. Will you strum some kindness for someone today? — Jim (and Red!)
If you enjoyed this fun little poem, you may also like — “My Mind Ponders in Verse, For Better or Worse” — another short, tongue-in-cheek piece just for fun.
“Poetry is truth in its Sunday clothes.” – Joseph Roux
“I would define, in brief, the poetry of words as the rhythmical creation of Beauty.” – Edgar Allan Poe
Meet Little Red Bear & His Friends — “Once Upon A Time In A Very Special Woods . . . .”
“Poetry is plucking at the heartstrings, and making music with them.” – Dennis Gabor
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“Poetry is the journal of a sea animal living on land, wanting to fly in the air.” – Carl Sandburg