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Bob Blackwell

Rookie - 0 Points (29/5/1936 / Wales)

! A Poets Life

One word falls as another rises
to the surface of my mind,
together they create the start
of what life means to me.

Each day I hope for more,
Each day I return to source.

That mystical place, a
well of metaphors, a
place of meaning, that
beginning of word life,
found in the stillness, of
life’s yet unspoken library,
which on cue, like magic
words begin to flow.

Jumbled and cramped into
cupboards and drawers,
indexed through time to flow;
words of meaning, doing words
thinking verbs bring action,
to stir, to stimulate a poem.

Poems to inspire, to make right,
Poems that see all of life’s evil,
Poems of hope, reasons for living,
Poems of nature, poems of beauty.
Poems of love, poems of silence.

Creating a philosophical journey,
all mixed, stirred and shaken up,
fashioned to form reasons to
strive, to press on through all of
life’s up’s and downs, to life’s
reason of happiness and bliss.


Submitted: Tuesday, July 07, 2009
Edited: Tuesday, July 07, 2009

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  • Rookie Vidi Writes (9/27/2009 2:20:00 AM)

    Wonderful start that enthralled me till the end
    Perfect illustration to what a good writer can.
    This sect, so less understood by the main stream
    Sometimes even less read by fellow beings
    To be with oneself, write to the hearts conetnt
    keep the boat on sail.. watch.. and bliss or buzz...

    Hummm dear poet... great work here.
    You reminded all of us to know whats within us...
    what we are all up to...
    But your is class.. different here... an imprint.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Raj Nandy (8/1/2009 7:52:00 AM)

    -Raj Nandy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ritty Patnaik (7/21/2009 1:52:00 PM)

    this is a gem of a poem, about the poets life! written with a lot of feelings and maturity.great poem bob! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Bob Gibson (7/16/2009 2:12:00 PM)

    each poem is a picture on the canvas of the mind
    a very thought provoking poem Bob 10+++ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mamta Agarwal (7/10/2009 3:51:00 AM)

    creativity is like meditation and its the process as well as the outcome which lifts a poem above ordinary. a poet's eye misses nothing, in the same moment one can feel several emotions. its a gift to raise mundane to sublime. very lovely poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (7/10/2009 3:31:00 AM)

    Bob, this personal exploration into the spiritual trigger of creation is most impressive. I particularly like the following:

    'One word falls as another rises
    to the surface of my mind';
    'a well of metaphors';
    life's unspoken library'; and
    'jumbled and cramped into
    cupboards and drawers'.

    Another fine poem. Love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Cindy Kreiner Sera (7/8/2009 7:03:00 AM)

    From your library, words begin to flow on cue, like magic and I am enthralled - when I think of words 'falling off the mind' and suddenly see beauty created then blessed we are to be able to share and read these works of wonder - you are a true poet Bob (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sandra Fowler (7/7/2009 5:20:00 PM)

    Writing poetry is a creative adventure. One that never grows old.
    Praise for a fine wordsmith.10, of course.

    As always,

    Sandra (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 12 Points Fay Slimm (7/7/2009 11:34:00 AM)

    Loved it Bob - the opportunity given to a poet is very special - - you make full use of this gift Bob with your own unique talent.... thanks and a more than ten from Fay... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 212 Points Ramesh T A (7/7/2009 11:11:00 AM)

    Poet's life is inspiring, natural and lovely and his poems inspire others at all times! Nice to read! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shashendra Amalshan (7/7/2009 8:29:00 AM)

    well.. i know this feeling sir.. expressing ourselves through beautiful words always help to ease out our mind.. nice write indeed. you said it well..
    but in most cases it's easier said than done when it comes to facing life....

    with love
    shan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Ian Bowen (7/7/2009 7:10:00 AM)

    Bob, really thought this was so well written. Thought the last stanza to be a bit special.10/10
    Ian (Report) Reply

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