Treasure Island

Matthias Pantaleon

(August 24,1984 / Oronija Island, Nigeria)

The Weeping Poet


No one knows why the poet cry
How could they
The world has never seen a bird cry
Poets cry anyway
Long stream; high tides
The tears of a poet forms a line
In every stanza a nightingale delivers

The tears of a poet is a liquid rhyme
They flow freely with Iambic meter
Like sonnet in the theatre;
Like good in a channel of plenty

A poet is a prophet of art
Art is nature
The tears of a poet is a mass of intellectual vapour
Floating on his mind

The price of a poet is service
His pride; humility, his tears; respect
For poetry is service, humility, respect

Submitted: Saturday, February 23, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, April 01, 2014

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Topic(s): art

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

service is humility

Comments about this poem (The Weeping Poet by Matthias Pantaleon )

Enter the verification code :

  • Emily Slm (3/4/2013 7:01:00 PM)

    Relatable, and the overall poem is great. I don't see the reason for the Roman numerals though. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Pain, Robert Lansing
  2. मन, Aftab Alam
  3. The sacrifice, Mark Heathcote
  4. ये कैसा शहर है, Aftab Alam
  5. कुछ कह नहीं पाता, Aftab Alam
  6. Jadavpur University Campus A Heaven For .., Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. Friends and foes, gajanan mishra
  8. Out There, Fatima Nusairat
  9. Immortal world, gajanan mishra
  10. Soulful smile, ramesh rai

Poem of the Day

poet Sir Walter Raleigh

EVEN such is Time, that takes in trust
Our youth, our joys, our all we have,
And pays us but with earth and dust;
   Who in the dark and silent grave,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

Trending Poems

  1. 04 Tongues Made Of Glass, Shaun Shane
  2. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  3. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  4. Fire and Ice, Robert Frost
  5. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  6. Invictus, William Ernest Henley
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. If You Forget Me, Pablo Neruda
  9. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  10. Trees, Joyce Kilmer

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]