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Poet- An Artist or a Craftsman

Is poet
An artist
Or a craftsman?
Clothing the emotions and ideas
In the garb of
Roundels, Sonnets, Odes.

Wordsworth said,
“Poetry is the spontaneous overflow
Of powerful emotions.”
Eliot says that
A poet is
Conscious of his creation.

Which of the two
Hold true for you?
Are you a Romantic
Or a Modernist?

Are you an Artist?
Or a craftsman?

Submitted: Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Edited: Friday, September 24, 2010

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  • Nalini Hebbar (9/28/2006 7:25:00 AM)

    great poem asma...even a poem needs to get its rough edges

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  • Peter A. Crowther (9/27/2006 3:13:00 PM)

    I would say both - artist first, craftsman second: 1 without 2 is embarrassing,2 without 1 is arid and boring

  • Vallerie Lobell (9/27/2006 11:24:00 AM)

    I liked this one Asma...good question...Vallerie

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