A Gentleman Poet (A Re-Post) Poem by Sonya Florentino

A Gentleman Poet (A Re-Post)

Rating: 5.0

He chooses his words with a careful hand

He shifts them slowly from palm to palm

He weighs them, smells them

Gently brushes the dust off them

He looks at them with a discerning eye

Arranges them from left to right

He listens to them, whispers to them

Through the evening he will make love to them

Come morning with a grateful heart

He'll tell them they must soon depart

And with a gentle shove and smile

He'll watch them as they wave goodbye

And then he starts to cry

© 2009 Sonya Florentino

Kesav Easwaran 18 June 2009

Yes; sweet good bye Sonya....departing words inside to the poem sky...beautiful write on how a poet feels about the impregnation and labour pain and subsequent ecstasy on a poem birth....superb piece...thanks...10+

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Lillian Thomas 23 June 2009

you truly have a sensual way of picturing the poetic process, and I think at least some of the time, it feels exactly like this when you are creating a poem. Thank you for such an interesting a beautiful poem, Sonya

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Sally Carter 12 July 2009

Sonya, I love the image you have created here - beautiful idea, eloquently expressed.

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Rakesh Bedi 01 August 2009

A true depiction, sonya.i loved it!

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Patti Masterman 15 August 2009

It's just like sending your children off to school alone for the first day. (smile) . We are attached to our poem-children the same way. Love that ending.

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Saadat Tahir 10 October 2009

aesome very nice lines.... how well u depicted the poetic discourse.... well written here ten

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Kerry O'Connor 04 October 2009

A wonderful example of extended metaphor, well-sustained throughout the poem. A beautiful piece.

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Bryan Alexander 25 September 2009

an amazing poem very vivid and well written...

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fleur de lys 22 September 2009

Delightful piece that describes the process of creating with vivid colour. Poems feel like offspring as Patricia states below 10+

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Meggie Gultiano 19 September 2009

Very beautiful! ! ! . the flow is just lovely.

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Sonya Florentino

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Manila, Philippines (residing NYC)
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