Joseph Anderson

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Do You Want To Be A Poet? - Poem by Joseph Anderson

Do you want to be a poet?
So do I. Come with me;
We may soar among the masters
On the wings of imagery,
If we weave our mother language
Into strands of poetry.

We may hear a Whitman singing,
By ''the road less traveled on'';
We may hear the verses ringing,
By immortals, who are gone.
We may weave a line eternal.
Oh! I hear the sirens song.

If we seek this road to travel,
We may need a little shove
And some further inspiration
From the powers up above;
As we labor with our passion,
In the sunlight of our love.

I know it won't be easy,
Though the metaphors are free.
Can you hear the muse now calling?
Grab your pen and follow me;
'Let us then be up and doing'
Ah! Sweet realm of poetry.


Comments about Do You Want To Be A Poet? by Joseph Anderson

  • (1/10/2016 7:33:00 PM)


    Doesn't seem to really matter whether I'm a poet or not, for as long as I keep writing and people find merit in what I've written it's all good.. Thank you for sharing. A mere poet, RoseAnn (Report) Reply

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  • John Brown (12/23/2013 7:56:00 AM)


    Another fine poem Joe. One of my old schoolteachers used to use the line, 'be up and doing' - it took me back in an instant. (Report) Reply

  • (11/18/2012 12:31:00 AM)


    I know it won't be easy,
    Though the metaphors are free.

    Being a poet is sooooo endearing, and yet sometimes complicated. But, yes, I do want to be a poet: I keep trying, and trying, and trying. Well, I’ve got my pen Joseph, and I'm not letting it go; I’ll just keep trying. Very good.
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  • (12/5/2010 7:57:00 AM)


    Very good poem. I enjoyed it immensely. Thank you for sharing it. (Report) Reply

  • (11/7/2010 11:17:00 AM)


    WOW What a poem! ! ! gayle sweeney (Report) Reply

  • (8/14/2010 12:44:00 PM)


    very inspiring, I loved your choice of words and topic aswell, (Report) Reply

  • (8/12/2010 11:55:00 AM)


    Honest, simple and sincerely felt. You should definitely remove 'semi-literate' from your biography :) (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, August 10, 2010



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