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


tear shaped diamond


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

17 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



    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

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  2. Wow, Christine! This is a truly amazing poem!! I love poems about inspiration and writing poetry and this surely is a gem/pearl/diamond!! I loved the way you took us from the initial “bubbling up” through to the birth in ink! Simply brilliant!!! DavyD seems to have a gift for inspiring readers to write!!!
    Bellissimo, Christine Bellissimo!


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