Jimi Doyle

Rookie - 104 Points (Chicago)

Impossibility Of Bad Poetry - Poem by Jimi Doyle

a poem is born
somehow like men
and then is
like a flower or a razor blade
and lives forever
like a saint

will it slay me?
or end this dirty vice?
or teach?
or pity?

turmoil?
miracle?
a tender connection?

needs truth
needs beauty

poetry?


Comments about Impossibility Of Bad Poetry by Jimi Doyle

  • Laughing@ You (3/27/2014 10:25:00 AM)


    This one doesn't speak to me as much, Jimi. I think it's difficult to write a poem about poetry. I've not yet read a poem about poetry that I've liked. I am, however, enjoying the rest of your work tremendously. (Report) Reply

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  • Cynthia Buhain-baello (12/2/2009 1:22:00 AM)


    Unique and different style. I notice you write freely and manage to come up with excellent work like this one, and the arrangment you used is quite unorthodox but
    impressive.10+
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  • (5/11/2008 4:15:00 PM)


    i loved reading this poem. It seems i m reading something different, i have never read a depiction like this.... it was an amazing and crazy... yet interesting words to read...
    word is ' cool! ' for this :)
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  • (3/2/2007 12:17:00 PM)


    Yes, indeed! This is a double WOW! A poem is born.

    I love the simplicity of this, especially this couplet, my favorite:

    'and then is
    like a flower or a razor blade'

    I think too many poets contrive to write esoteric words and metaphors, more like exercises than poetry, forget the two most important elements: truth and beauty. You said it, dear poet.

    best,
    alicia
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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, May 18, 2005



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