gajanan mishra

Gold Star - 19,910 Points (3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A good poet


A good poet.
Who is a good poet?
Is good poet sinless?
Who is sinless?
And what is a sin?
Who is free from
Obtuseness, inactivity
Heedlessness and delusion?

And what is a poem?
What is it like?
Who is writing poems?
Is poem in love?
And what is love
In this world of passions
Attachment, aversion.

Is poet happy?
Ask the poet and
The answer you received
Is not his
Hearing the answer
Are you in tranquility.
A good poet
A good poet.

Submitted: Friday, June 07, 2013
Edited: Friday, June 07, 2013

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,281 Points Rajnish Manga (11/22/2014 4:53:00 AM)

    The poet talks of the subject at various and poses several questions to himself. A good poet should be a man of substance rising out of his tranquility. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 431 Points Marcondes Pereira (9/5/2014 9:48:00 PM)

    Poets and poems are complex puzzles, full of emotions, thoughts and sensations translated in beautiful words. You poems are full of passion and feeling. Congratulations! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 868 Points Soumita Sarkar (6/18/2014 12:03:00 AM)

    See these lines are soooo terse and sharp till it reaches the heart.....Thanks...the way questions are raised...........it really surprises the reader. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mockingjay Mellark (5/8/2014 4:43:00 PM)

    Very nice poem. I like the last stanza especially. It makes me think that poets aren't just spouting poetry, the poetry is merely using the poet as a vessel through which to pour forth. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 162 Points Anand Brown (4/25/2014 2:25:00 AM)

    Evocative poem about the distortions in reasoning we face daily. Reminds me of a poem by Levertov entitled What were they like. Keep writing with seamless brilliance! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 36 Points Tanya Gupta (2/14/2014 10:55:00 AM)

    its true that poets are the deep thinkers, who can make things to create a boundless illusion, which is very rare to find.describing a poet is very hard but your words have done the pob. very well tried.come to my page to read me as well....... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 146 Points Bernard Kennedy (1/14/2014 3:46:00 AM)

    Very good poem. It catches, why we write & why we read poetry. It focuses on the moment of recognition; like Michelangelo creation: finger of god & man. a moment of life. Very good poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 224 Points Joe Breunig (10/15/2013 2:31:00 PM)

    An intriguing piece; loved the concept of this poem, but not its execution; some people believe that poets must be miserable souls in order to express themselves - I however, am not one of them!

    -Joe Breunig,
    Reaching Towards His Unbounded Glory (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 17 Points Aasiq the poet (9/8/2013 7:09:00 AM)

    a good poet repeated twice at the end reinforces his visualisation and it shows the poet's clarity of vision. thanks mr mishra for bychancing this master piece. (Report) Reply

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