Sandra Feldman

A Very Personal Matter - Poem by Sandra Feldman

A very personal matter,
That cannot be taught,
That cannot be bought,
Resists materialism,
But Is,
The richness of all thought.

Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Comments about A Very Personal Matter by Sandra Feldman

  • Eugene Levich (12/10/2015 1:51:00 PM)

    You've summed up the plight of the world very beautifully in a few words. Ten to you! (Report) Reply

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  • Daniel Brick (12/7/2015 9:07:00 PM)

    That contrast you draw is so important to emphasize again and again: The MATERIALISM of our culture conflicts with
    THE RICHNESS OF THOUGHT in our poetry. Another way of putting it: Robert Graves wrote, THERE'S MONEY IN POETRY AND NO POETRY IN MONEY.Amen to that! This is the motto used by an very mature young poet named Sana. Yes, but - in a society which gives millions of dollars to thousands of athletes couldn't there be a (much smaller) fund set aside for POETS - just to help us in these hard times... to keep the wolf away from the door...? ?
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  • Brian Mayo (12/5/2015 11:57:00 PM)

    Oh, it can be taught, but I get your point- -if you don't have anything interesting to say, you're dead in the water.
    You, on the other hand, managed to write something interesting indeed, and poetic, too.
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  • Amitava Sur (12/5/2015 6:45:00 AM)

    Very true Sandra. Yes it is very personal in deed but I do agree with my friend David that some times they make it so personal with so much bent and turns that ultimately that poetry is understood by the writer only. I don't know what it begets at last! ! ! ! ! Thanks for sharing (Report) Reply

  • David Wood (12/5/2015 3:16:00 AM)

    True words but I don't understand some modern poetry. (Report) Reply

  • Paul Brookes (12/5/2015 2:39:00 AM)

    poems songs written from the hear to feed the soul Loved this expresses what many of us feel. (Report) Reply

  • Poem By (12/5/2015 1:53:00 AM)

    since all creation comes from thought
    thought may become our materialism,
    poetically speaking,
    muttering that is

    Ignore me

    A lovely poem you've written!
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  • Souren Mondal (12/4/2015 10:22:00 PM)

    In an age of crazy materialism we had forgotten what was once held more valuable (and will always be more valuable) than anything money can buy - love and relationships among people.. We are all turning into charlatans and crazy people running after money and material posessions while forgetting to cherish moments of tenderness, love, and affection.. Hatred and cynicism only prevails nowadays...

    But we should still be hopeful. Life gives us many chances to live it like human beings rather than robots..

    Thank you for sharing Sandra. May we all stop running after things that would mean almost nothing and live our lives as a celebration of human emotions, through our gestures, words, and of course art...
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  • Spock The Vegan (12/4/2015 6:59:00 PM)

    Very true. I tried to submit all forms, but they keep adding more forms. Way too many to think about. Now I just write what comes to mind. (Report) Reply

  • Kelly Kurt (12/4/2015 5:22:00 PM)

    Excellent! ! It cannot be taught and the inspiration cannot be bought, but brings so much richness to both the writer and the reader (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, December 4, 2015

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