Thomas Bates

Rookie - 86 Points [Thom] (11/20/1973)

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Poetry is a love of mine, second only to music. I don't believe in constricting poems by rhyme, but meter, rhythm and unconventional rhyming are important in how I compose my work. Saying that, I know I shouldn't call it 'work, ' being that it SEEMS to be laborious these days, and not when I wrote a lot of this stuff. At the time of the majority of these poems' first drafts, it was more of a ... more »

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Best Poem of Thomas Bates

Beauty

beauty
is like standing
on crumbling land.
it comes sometimes in disguise
offering it's unanticipated surprise
when seen to disappear
like rain-showering
skies that have gone away despite our appearances never
ever
changing.

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