gajanan mishra

Gold Star - 27,319 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: Tuesday, January 06, 2015

Topic of this poem: poetic expression

Form: Dramatic Monologue


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good poet, rare to find.

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  • Rookie - 112 Points Maria C. Pires Costa (2/12/2015 4:59:00 PM)

    Well, an attentive, cultivated, wise reader may distinguish a good poet from a not so good one... Anyway, every poet, on his own way, shows the authenticity of their feelings, emotions, I think. The poet's work is like a symphony of sweet, mellow, or poignant melodies depending on his thoughts, mood, observations. Sometimes the poet is so passionate, cheerful, happy, and some other times the poet even feels frustrated, distressed.
    The poet chants Life, its joys and sorrows.
    Thanks a lot, dear prolific poet, for raising these Qs in your poem A Good Poet

    Best regards,
    Maria (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,042 Points Nalini Jyotsana Chaturvedi (1/27/2015 2:59:00 AM)

    poet is not always in love sometimes poetry flows out of the broken bleeding heart, her catharsis, feelings that can be expressed only in the form of poem...good bad or ugly. Thought provoking (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 84 Points Pankhuri Sinha (1/22/2015 3:07:00 AM)

    A poem is a form of expression that says something about a form of art, apart from its topic. It could be a set of good questions. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 2,106 Points Hans Vr (1/9/2015 9:41:00 AM)

    Peace of mind, tranquility, yes, that is it. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 553 Points James Fitzpatrick (1/8/2015 8:12:00 PM)

    I like this, I like the way it is written almost Russian in he way it questions what is going on around it.... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 32,079 Points Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (1/5/2015 9:04:00 PM)

    A good poet is one who is content with their dimension of expression, and because so, that contentment which is empowers Confidence then resonates into the eyes and minds of that poets audience...Kind of like the one who walks down the walkway with a air of importance....He/she immediately seem to attract people that otherwise might not give them a 2nd look....Enjoyed this piece...Wekk crafted...~FjR~ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 422 Points Abdulrazak Aralimatti (12/31/2014 1:46:00 AM)

    the same thoughts comes to me and i ask myself who am I/////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? //? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 9,695 Points Heather Wilkins (12/4/2014 10:57:00 AM)

    a good poet might be happy or sad depends on his mood at the time of writing nicely composed (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 9,104 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 - 202 Points Lenny Gazbowski (11/9/2014 8:06:00 PM)

    nice write. to 'sin' is not to have tried(as a poet in this instance!) (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 1,286 Points Oilibheir Álain Christie (11/9/2014 7:18:00 AM)

    Good question(s) indeed. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 422 Points Priyanka Gupta (10/19/2014 3:35:00 AM)

    Nice poem about poets... (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

  • Gold Star - 21,435 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/29/2014 11:05:00 PM)

    Best poem and definitions of poem and poetry and it is nice. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 3,840 Points Dr. A.celestine Raj Manohar Md (8/27/2014 10:55:00 PM)

    pertinent queries raised on many areas. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 21,435 Points Gangadharan Nair Pulingat (8/25/2014 10:32:00 AM)

    A good poem on poets and it is important. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 26,524 Points Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (7/13/2014 10:59:00 AM)

    s good poet sinless? .. wrong notion...10

    we are human
    man or woman
    we are made of flesh
    so you can trace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 127 Points Kirti Sharma (6/25/2014 2:05:00 AM)

    so true the last stanza says!
    i like the poem... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 610 Points Abdulla Al-hemaidy (6/23/2014 9:54:00 PM)

    Nice poem & reading. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,290 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

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