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Saturday, March 31, 2012

Poetry

I'm not Plath,
Ginsberg, or Pound
Don't really want to be
truth be told
But these words in my soul
They change me
and make me want more
Langston Hughes and St. Vincent Millay
have turned this simple, silly, stupid girl
into someone who dreams and flies
I can see it now
I can feel it now
I can't swear to it now
but maybe it's worth it now.

In response to ABC Wednesday

7 comments:

  1. Of course it is worth it. Those poets can inspire you but don't mimic them there is in you your individual voice crying to be heard. Let it fly!

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  2. Beautiful poem, you make a strong case!

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  3. You ARE poetry in motion!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  4. That's a lovely thing to say. Thank you :0)

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  5. Love your poem, beautifully written.
    ann

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  6. I would never dream of you being silly, stupid, or anything approaching those terms. I get what you're saying, though. First time I picked up a volume of Carl Sandburg, he had me by the heel... Thanks for this, Tracy. Evolution of a poet! Peace, Amy

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Thank you for commenting. I really appreciate you taking the time to read my poems and leave feedback. It is what keeps me going and has me striving to better my craft. So, thank you, thank you, thank you!