Thursday, March 10, 2016

A Poet's Test

Rating: 4.5
a castoff from a distant land
conspired with night and poetry

composing darkness and the dawn
the weaving of eternity

but in the dismal hush of night
or in the blush of early morn

he heard no answer in reply
no solace for his bitter scorn

he truly wished to sort it out
divining blind infinity

to know the truth of stars at last
in seeking out their mimicry

his work fell short of grand desire
when he at last was laid to rest

returning to his primal home
his litany had failed its test
Barry Middleton
Topic(s) of this poem: aspiration,literature,poetry
Ayesha Cullen 27 July 2017
Marvellous and beautifully weaved.
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Dimitrios Galanis 10 March 2016
A great poem, Barry.You were here at your best.
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Barry Middleton 10 March 2016
Thanks Dimitrios, great to have you encouragement.
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Brian Mayo 10 March 2016
Excellent. This reads like you're writing about a famous poet whom I should've learned about in school. (from a distant land, etc.) Like you're giving us clues, and if I wasn't such an ignorant peon I'd be able to say Of Course! - -It's about so-and-so! but alas, this ignorant peon has no idea who you're referring to, so I'll hope it's pure fiction. Either way, your poem is terrific, and very carefully constructed. This is the work of an experienced, talented writer with a good brain.
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Barry Middleton 10 March 2016
Brian, the poem is about me. I see myself as not fitting into the world so well - from a distant land. I am not a famous poet at all, just a wanabe. Thanks for the positive and encouraging review.
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Barry Middleton 10 March 2016
Another new one written this morning.
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