Kelly Kurt

Gold Star - 210,886 Points (1/14/1958 / Cedar Rapids Iowa)

Interpretation - Poem by Kelly Kurt

What does it mean?
Was he trying to be symbolic?
The words are ornate; the style, fevered
Was there intent, a dexterous deception?
Subtle vagueness, barefaced candor?
A plan, there must have been a design
It was written enthusiastically, spontaneously
Make of it what you will
That is your privilege as a reader
But the author’s sentiment, his objective
Was simply to transcribe what inspiration initiated

Topic(s) of this poem: life

Comments about Interpretation by Kelly Kurt

  • (11/17/2015 10:38:00 PM)

    As it read this poem - agreeing with every word - I couldn't keep from noticing at the top right hand of the screen an ad for Holy Bible 1611 King James Version, priced at $300.96. (As far as I'm concerned that ninety-six cents puts it over the limit!)

    So I found myself reading your poem with that title, Holy Bible 1611 King James Version.

    What does it mean?
    Was he trying to be symbolic? :
    But the author’s sentiment, his objective
    Was simply to transcribe what inspiration initiated.

    Kinda makes me want to send a copy of your poem to some Bible commentators I've read! And a good many of the old New Critics.
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    Kelly Kurt (11/18/2015 12:05:00 AM)

    The writers of that book would laugh. How their fables and propaganda got turned into a world-wide phenomenon. Thanks, Frank

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  • Ayman Parray (11/16/2015 1:31:00 PM)

    Amazing insights, Kelly. And this poem of yours inspired Akhtar to write a wonderful one. An inspiration from interpretation You guys rock. You are my heroes. Thank you (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/16/2015 3:51:00 PM)

    Thanks, Ayman. The community here is wonderful

  • Valsa George (11/15/2015 6:03:00 AM)

    A writer bares his feelings in a moment of spontaneous inspiration! The readers do not know what exactly the author has in mind! It is the right and privilege of the reader to interpret the work as he feels fit! A great write, Kelly! (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/15/2015 7:54:00 PM)

    We all do it. You are very wise, Valsa. Thank you

  • Wes Vogler (11/14/2015 9:00:00 PM)

    But the author’s sentiment, his objective
    Was simply to transcribe what inspiration initiated.... hot damn wait'll I get my dictionary
    here is the translation; I'm tryna tell ya wot I'm thinkin' NOW PLEASE READ MY SEVEN PIT-BULLS AND SIX CONGER-EELS
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    Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 11:01:00 PM)

    and 15 drunk millipedes. Who knows what that means. I don't : -)

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/14/2015 6:58:00 PM)

    Being Inspired by Kelly Kurt; s poem Interpretation

    It was too hot,
    a sunny Sunday,
    she went to a beach,
    a virgin bud,
    a shy teen aged girl,
    not yet eighteen,
    having hot passions,
    fires and desires,
    an idealist,
    and a moralist,
    with a strong and firm belief in ethics,
    having a respect for laws,
    the beach was over crowded,
    with so many strange men,
    women and children,
    she wanted to stripe,
    she wanted to throw off her dress,
    but being a shy teen aged girl,
    she could not,
    she started jogging,
    to a lonely place,
    she thought she is alone at that place,
    she threw off all her dressings,
    saw her appealing body as much as she could,
    put on her dress,
    came back to the parking area,
    drove her car to apartment he owned,
    Unaware that persons had telescopes,
    unaware that a few persons are chasing her!
    Unaware that a journalist snapped her beauty,
    for him she was a thrilling news,
    unaware that an artist painted her nude,
    for him she was an amazing model,
    unaware that a writer wrote a story on her,
    for him she was a fairy tale,
    unaware that a poet wrote a poem on her.
    for him she was a romantic topic,
    Soon she became a famous model,
    and ultimately a Hollywood Star.
    But someone else, too, saw her,
    someone who is thirsty of love,
    and he fell in love with her,
    the lazy boy couldn't chase her,
    when he came to know,
    through printed and electronic media,
    as to who is she,
    he refused to accept,
    by now he has paid for thousands of calls in vain,
    still he believes she is merely his sweet beloved!
    she striped for him!
    Well, everyone is free to interpret-ate,
    but the philosopher knows,
    she striped enthusiastically, spontaneously
    her sentiment, her objective
    Was simply to react,
    to react and counter the fire within her!
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    (11/17/2015 10:53:00 PM)

    Well, I think you meant stripped rather than striped. But how do I know what you intended. And reading the poem literally as Stripe Tease gave me a whole new set of images: a photographer snapped her striped, an artist painted her striped, and the lazy boy (me, I think) still thinks she striped for him. What you let us all know is that she striped enthusiastically, spontaneously. I can see it with my mind's eye. English is a perverse language! Who made up the rule that stripped should have two p's when strip has only one and that striped has only one e, when stripe+ed has two? Who knows?

    So here's my response:


    One stripe,
    you can go,
    but two stripes
    and you're OUT!

    Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 7:58:00 PM)

    I hope you post this piece, Akhtar
    Thank you

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/14/2015 5:51:00 PM)

    Superb! ! Thanks for sharing. - - - - - - 10 (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 7:59:00 PM)

    Thank you, friend!

  • Edmund Strolis (11/14/2015 12:22:00 PM)

    There must have been a design! (Such certainty) No. The reader's privilege ti interpret through the filter of their own intelligence, ignorance, prejudices or desires.......awww but the author's sentiment, his objective to simply transcribe what inspiration initiated. That is IT after all isn't it? Yes indeed, you captured this truth in a nutshell. Tightly encased in truth. (Report) Reply

    Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 3:27:00 PM)

    I have heard many people talk about what the author meant and he used such-and-such as symbolism and various other pronouncements about works of literature. But when I think about everything I have written, it was just what I wrote, when I wrote it. I can but suppose that this is the case with many writers

  • Poem By (11/14/2015 11:59:00 AM)

    yeah, or simple put,
    let it flow

    nice job
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    Kelly Kurt (11/14/2015 3:28:00 PM)

    And flow it does.: -) Thanks Mr. A

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