John Knight

(8 September 1933 / Liverpool - UK)

An Instrument of Poetry

Oh make me an instrument an Instrument of Poetry
I'll write with my hands - and exclaim
Oh make me an instrument an Instrument of Innocence
I'll write with my hands - again and again!

I'll write you a love song a Love Song in Poetry
I'll write with my heart - the refrain
I'll write you a love song - a love song of emotion
I'll write with my heart - again and again!

For we are a symphony - a Symphony of Poetry
Who write with our souls - to proclaim
For we are a symphony - a Symphony of Harmony
Who write with our souls - again and again!

We are all Poemhunters - true Lovers of Poetry
We write with our minds to Praise or Distain
We are all Poemhunters - Creators of Excellence
Who write with our minds - again and again!

This poem is dedicated to all the lovely Poemhunter Family. We don't mind a little criticism but please let it be positive and savoured with love. We all need each other in our quest to create the PERFECT POEM!

(John Knight - Colchester - October 2009)

Submitted: Friday, October 16, 2009
Edited: Friday, October 16, 2009

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  • Luwi Habte (10/25/2009 2:14:00 PM)

    dear John

    Am going to say what i feel about this website, which is a kind of family
    well, that is kind of exciting, nice and terrific home...
    plus all the comments and criticizms are useful
    the thing is, there are some who never knows how to do it
    It is like nobody want to be criticized, but adviced..
    as i am so little and small poetest, i can see there are nonscence poets
    and there are smart and sweet poets like you and hasmukah amtal..
    by the way, this poem is so nice piece
    also advice for the others including me..
    so dear poet, am glad for your poem..this is so nice piece
    and guess what, this is the longest comment i have been written since i face
    the poem hunter family..
    your daughter by poetry
    luwi habte (Report) Reply

  • Anna Dorfman (10/25/2009 1:10:00 PM)

    A respectful way of thinking. You don`t just speak about love, you are love yourself (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Emu Getachew (10/24/2009 11:22:00 AM)

    Well said John, Instrument to poetry requires constructive criticism, kindness, and at times patience. We all come from a different place with different life stories and with various level of language ability. No one at least I can speak for myself enjoys being thrown under the bus for failure to meet the requirement necessary to write a poem that meets all the rules and regulations. As for me, English is not my first language however, I love the language and respect it enough to be true to my work. Now, in doing so I have upset many and will continue to do so. That said, I am in no place in my language ability to argue nor defend my work based on rules and regulations. So as John suggested let us all allow each other to crawl before running :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Beauty Philosophy (10/22/2009 9:43:00 AM)

    A well- crafted poem...Indeed everything is involved in writing a poem: the mind, the muse, the heart, the soul..thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Philosophy of a DewyFlower (10/20/2009 7:52:00 PM)

    a good done!
    a harmonious Instrument of poetry…

    our keys are the letters...
    we are the words sitters...
    Thanks For Sharing!

    with LoVe&PeaCe (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 87 Points Patti Masterman (10/16/2009 2:22:00 PM)

    What an inspiring poem this is. Can tell the Muse has been smiling down upon you..cheers,
    Patti (Report) Reply

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