poet Gajanan Mishra

Gajanan Mishra

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A Good Poet

A good poet.
Who is a good poet?
Is good poet sinless?
Who is sinless?
And what is a sin?
Who is free from
Obtuseness, inactivity
Heedlessness and delusion?

And what is a poem?
What is it like?
Who is writing poems?
Is poem in love?
And what is love
In this world of passions
Attachment, aversion.

Is a poet happy?
Ask the poet and
The answer you received
Is not his
Hearing the answer
Are you in tranquility.
A good poet
A good poet.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetic expression

Poem Submitted: Friday, June 7, 2013
Poem Edited: Sunday, June 30, 2019

Form: Dramatic Monologue


Poet's Notes about The Poem

good poet, rare to find.

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  • Srijani Mahanta (3/21/2020 4:40:00 AM)

    Lovely poem, a good poet will understand its meaning deeply.An excellent poem full of wit.....

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  • Tamara Beryl LathamTamara Beryl Latham (10/4/2019 2:56:00 PM)

    Nicely done. Yet, the thought that keeps arising in my mind is " Who decides who is a good poet? " Isn't a good poet in the eye of the beholder? Thanks for sharing. : -)

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  • A B Faniki (9/1/2019 3:00:00 AM)

    Nice and intresting. Thanks for sharing

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (8/2/2019 7:51:00 AM)

    A brilliant work on a good poem and a poet! The last stanza is pragmatic! My pleasure revisiting this fabulous poem.

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  • John ZwerenzJohn Zwerenz (6/29/2019 9:53:00 PM)

    Gajanan Mishra, no one would deny that you're a gifted poet. But I believe firmly if you would make use of the pronoun " a" prior to a noun: Such as: " Is a poet happy? " Rather than " Is poet happy? " Your verse would read better to the average English speaker. But you're gifted. Keep at it! John

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  • Richard D RemlerRichard D Remler (3/3/2019 12:59:00 AM)

    me thinks a good poet is one who attempted to write and didn't give up. We don't have enough of them in this crazy world. Keep writing. tfs

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  • Jane Rothwell (3/1/2019 4:17:00 AM)

    A good poet lives in your poem.

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  • Julia Luber (2/18/2019 10:12:00 PM)

    Gajanan is a good poet. He asks who is a good poet. Makes you wonder if he has an alter ego writing his poems-
    if he forgets he is the good poet. Does he want confirmation? Gajanan is a good poet.

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  • Dr Dillip K SwainDr Dillip K Swain (2/7/2019 5:40:00 AM)

    You have dissected the traits of a good poet very meticulously! Loved the elucidation......10

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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (11/25/2018 11:12:00 AM)

    excellent poets are those who reply
    and ask me not why
    UR a great poet we see
    will we ever be
    like ye

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  • Inguruwattadewage Pushpadewa Chaminda (11/11/2018 7:01:00 AM)

    dear poet i also good poet i think you are writing about me lol thanks it s a nice poem

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  • ur gau (10/15/2018 11:01:00 AM)

    bro this is so bad go die

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  • Camagu SomanaCamagu Somana (10/10/2018 9:24:00 AM)

    Beautiful poem about a good poet. I am also a good poet...hahaha.10++++

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  • Benjamin Uy (10/3/2018 10:59:00 PM)

    i just read this poem on your lists,
    it challenged a thought never though before,
    a great good poem thanks

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  • alan brown (4/9/2018 1:13:00 PM)

    enjoyed your poem, thank you Gajanan, Alan

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  • Dipak (4/4/2018 12:49:00 AM)

    wow A good poet you really are ..

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  • Sakalabaktula SairajSakalabaktula Sairaj (11/7/2017 5:15:00 AM)

    so nice sir i feel that i am not a good poet... hahah! ! !

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  • Richard JarboeRichard Jarboe (9/11/2017 9:53:00 PM)

    they write to keep from going crazy; do they not?

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  • Frances Kay (9/1/2017 8:19:00 AM)

    In tranquility... I Am that Go(o) D Poet - Shadows Light...

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  • Mary SkarpathiotakiMary Skarpathiotaki (8/16/2017 2:53:00 AM)

    poetry is the living life for all poets i think..Great poem +10

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