Treasure Island

Raj Arumugam


on poetry


1
poetry can be
like a sky filled with wrangling clouds
or as a sky without a wisp



2
in poetry there are no
clichés in thought and phrase;
and what is left there is
the resplendent and the living



3
poetry leaves one
rich inside
and ordinary outside



4
the fool defines poetry
and poetry defies all definitions



5
poetry entertains, inspires;
poetry tickles, distracts, and shapes and frees -
but its true intent, no one knows



6
many lines, and countless lines
many pages, and thick volumes
don’t make poetry



7
if one had no coins
one cannot buy bread;
but not all the world’s wealth
can bring you poetry



8
Oh no!
Not another love poem!
Oh no!
Not another poem about oneself!



9
rhyme, technique and meter
and tricks of prosody
don’t make poetry: passion does

Submitted: Thursday, January 08, 2009

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  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/15/2009 9:07:00 AM)

    poetry can be
    like a sky filled with wrangling clouds... cannot beexpress ed inwords. it is deep feeling and thoughtful expression.... good write (Report) Reply

  • Salu Salu (1/8/2009 4:27:00 AM)

    hi,
    well said, it's a spectrum in each wavelengh you watch magic....
    rgrds & thnks for sharing/salu (Report) Reply

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