Fred Babbin

Rookie (1925 / Chicago)

Did I Write That? - Poem by Fred Babbin

I believe that a good imagination can fight reality.

Did I write that?
I don’t believe it.
I am not that good.
But
The mind is better than the brain.
Iambic pentameter beats reality.


Comments about Did I Write That? by Fred Babbin

  • (1/21/2008 10:17:00 AM)


    Poemhunter is slow for me today, but your poem was worth the wait. Great take on the creative process. I often ask that question as I read things I have written previously. Did I write that? (Report) Reply

    0 person liked.
    0 person did not like.
  • (12/12/2007 1:36:00 PM)


    Oh yes, Fred, I agree - poems come about through something other than rational thinking. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?



Poem Submitted: Thursday, November 15, 2007

Poem Edited: Monday, April 25, 2011


Famous Poems

  1. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  5. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  6. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  7. Stopping By Woods On A Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  8. Do Not Stand At My Grave And Weep
    Mary Elizabeth Frye
  9. I Do Not Love You Except Because I Love You
    Pablo Neruda
  10. A Dream Within A Dream
    Edgar Allan Poe
[Report Error]