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The Power of a Poem

October 22, 2013
By MistyVenture GOLD, Newman Lake, Washington
MistyVenture GOLD, Newman Lake, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
“If you’re going to be a writer, the first essential is just to write. Do not wait for an idea. Start writing something and the ideas will come. You have to turn the faucet on before the water starts to flow.” —Louis L’Amour

What makes a poet? How do you read?
Why write in stanzas
Instead of sentences of length?
Come, let us see.
A poet has a power
Than none else can grasp,
A way of words that flow
And sticks to your heart like a clasp.
A poet makes meaning
From a short saying
Just a few choice words
That has a way of staying.
A simple sentence
That means more to one
Than a paragraph of phrases
One line and you're done.
A poem provokes power
That none else can say
Something to hold on to
To think of day to day.
With one word
your heart is sailing
A meaning so deep
A poem to be hailing.

The author's comments:
A way to find meaning out of a poem.

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