Tuesday, March 24, 2015

A Poem Is As A Poem Does

‘Too lyrical’, said one
Another one replied,
‘To rhyme, meter must be precise’
‘Too short, too long’,
They cried

‘Not impressed’, said he
‘Winner’ a voice declared
‘Punctuation needs some work’
The kind critic

‘Predictable’, one wrote
‘Superb’, another gushed
‘Ho-hum’, some yawned
While others found
A painting soft,

Expounded do’s and don’ts
Rouse poet-smiles a bit
They know ‘tis futile to dissuade
The pen by

© Janet Martin

I appreciate critiquing even when it leaves me scratching my head in confusion;-)


  1. Just keep writing and astonishing, Janet.

    1. Sasha, you are to me Aaron and Hur holding up my arms when I otherwise might yield to 'the enemy' in my head. I thank you humbly from the bottom of my heart!

      When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up--one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset. Exodus 17:12

  2. Glad to help :-)

    You don't have time to worry about the "rules" of poetry - you've got to put all those words down on paper/or screen!

    1. thank-you. I will put that permission in my pen/fingertips with joy:)


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