Inspiration Wall: Poetry

A response poem to Davy D’s question What Is Poetry? on the Go Dog Go Cafe


it is a stir

an ache

rising from my core

growing in urgency

pushing to my surface

gasping hungrily for air

sitting impatiently on my tongue

black pearl

ruby

tear shaped diamond

waiting

for hand to grasp pen

fingers to touch keys

truth to be unleashed

an explosion of my soul

made visible

in black ink

 

© 2017 Christine Elizabeth Ray – All rights Reserved

15 thoughts on “Inspiration Wall: Poetry

  1. I love this – reminded me of a poem I wrote a while ago…
    What is Poetry?

    Should all poetry have a rhyme
    With dad-de-dah on every line?

    Or maybe all the words should be
    Salubrious and fancy free,

    Just drifting

    Down

    the

    page
    Exquisite words,
    Delicious words,
    Words with punch,
    And words with verve!

    Should poems tell a story?
    Or perhaps describe a scene,
    Paint pictures with glossy words,
    Exciting or serene?

    I believe a poem
    Should be words –
    Straight from the heart,
    Not to dissect and analyse,
    Or pull apart.

    Poems should make you think
    Be humorous or sublime,
    To share ideas with others
    For the rest of time.

    © Geni Johnston Friday, 6 June 2003

    Liked by 3 people

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