poet C.J. Heck

C.J. Heck

Anatomy Of A Poet

Go in through the eyes of a poet
deep into her alphabet mind.
Ideas like flotsam and jetsam
dodge poetry fragments and lines.

Beware the dark shadows of memory,
knife-sharp and bloodied by time,
or gentle, orgasmic and sensual,
swirling eddies, some without rhyme.

Softly notice the spirit in hiding.
Tiptoe past the bruised heart mending there,
knitting poems, pearls strung on a necklace,
unfinished jewels everywhere.

Take note on your tour of this poet
the outside no different you see,
but inside, my God, a passionate abyss,
the poet, the woman, the me.

Poem Submitted: Monday, March 21, 2005
Poem Edited: Friday, November 22, 2013

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(from my newest book of the same title, 'Anatomy of a Poet')
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  • Me Poet Yeps PoetMe Poet Yeps Poet (9/7/2018 9:56:00 PM)

    simply beautiful o woman poet
    do read my two poems MOMS SMILES AND MOTHERS DAY TODAY U WILL LOVE EM THANKS IN ADVANCE

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (11/6/2015 10:25:00 PM)

    Loved the beautiful poem, the ocean of emotions where in lie in its abyss, the unfinished jewels, that dodge poetry fragments and lines.I am just awestruck.

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  • Dr.subhendu KarDr.subhendu Kar (11/6/2015 3:37:00 PM)

    alphabets writes very secret in language
    words of knowing fleshes out
    from adherence to bone of red
    from abyss of oceanic passion yet wave rouses above, beautiful write by deep imagery,10+, thanks for sharing

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (12/11/2013 12:03:00 PM)

    Love it, love it. Read mine - Brush Strokes -
    Adeline

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  • Nikki Kalonski (11/22/2013 6:46:00 PM)

    .... I was in a trance the whole time... An amazing, original poem.

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  • Harlo Haven (8/13/2009 2:43:00 PM)

    I love this...absolutely love this...'go in through the eyes of a poet' captures your attention right from the start. brilliantly written. xo

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  • James B. Earley (8/7/2009 11:08:00 AM)

    An exquisite composition, passionately expressed!

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  • Angelique Wright (5/22/2007 8:51:00 PM)

    I love this poem. Love it!

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  • Sid John Gardner. (10/21/2006 2:08:00 PM)

    Like this one CJ...... A LOT....
    Sid John.

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  • Francesca Johnson (10/21/2006 11:20:00 AM)

    Like a rock pool gently lapped by a calm sea, this poem has depths and hidden treasures which lie beneath its surface. Very much like the writer, I suspect! No wonder so many people have read and voted on it, CJ.

    Love, Fran xx

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  • Scarlett Treat (2/14/2006 9:13:00 PM)

    Somehow this felt like a journey through my own soul. Beautiful image of jewels not yet strung together.

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  • Linda Jenkinson (11/17/2005 2:57:00 PM)

    astute...knowing..intelligent...woman! ! ..with humour shining...excellent!

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  • Jessica H (11/4/2005 5:37:00 PM)

    this poem is beautiful I love the imagery of the unfinished jewels........
    Jessica

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  • Keiah Delu (10/19/2005 10:20:00 AM)

    I felt those words...beautifully written. Well done! ! !

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  • Scarborough Gypsy (3/22/2005 7:31:00 AM)

    Oh CJ, this is absolutely fan-bloody-tastic. Her alphabet mind, what a brilliant description. I really related to all of the lines in this poem. Can't wait to read more now. Definately a 10. Have added to favourits.

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  • Allan James Saywell (3/21/2005 7:47:00 PM)

    now i have a teenie weenie little bit of an idea what happens, just before you write a poem, but it doesn't help, your still to complicated for me

    Warm regards allan

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  • Christine Magee (3/21/2005 7:36:00 AM)

    This is absolutely beautiful, CJ. Thank you for sharing such a personal a profound piece.
    Chrissie :)

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  • kenneth william snowkenneth william snow (3/21/2005 7:13:00 AM)

    Awesome C.J. If you look into the eyes of this poet you will find a streak of jealousy for your poetic skills. Great job!
    Kenneth

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  • Rusty Daily (3/21/2005 6:51:00 AM)

    And one would find the most gentle, kind and profound feelings. Beautifully done CJ.
    Rusty

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