Frederick Kesner

Bronze Star - 2,567 Points (28 August / St. Thomas University Hospital)

Mists Of Poetry

Poem by Frederick Kesner

For us there is an expression
Of significant emotions
Emotion is alive in poems
Not in the poet's dark stained past.

Emotions are not personal,
Art is also not personal;
What he writes is not Life itself
But Life's emotion translated.

Poetry is not seen or heard
But to be seen through & heard from;
It shows us a picture, tells a tale
Though that is not it in itself.

You who doubt of this being so
But have a mind to conceive thoughts
And sensibilities to feel
The disorder, the futility,

Meaninglessness and suffering,
The mysteries of existence -
You and only you will find peace:
In poems we are all reconciled.


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Topic(s) of this poem: poetry

Form: Free Verse


Comments about Mists Of Poetry by Frederick Kesner

  • Pablo Cruise (3/8/2009 8:34:00 AM)

    Perfectly penned, Fredrick! !(Report)Reply

    Frederick KesnerFrederick Kesner(3/15/2018 6:16:00 PM)

    Cheers, Pablo.

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  • Stephen Stirk (3/2/2009 4:47:00 AM)

    That is a powerful evaluation of poetry, and I really enjoyed it. The depth of your perception is astonishing. It is a gift to have that level of imagery within your portrayal
    Best Regards
    Steve(Report)Reply

    Frederick KesnerFrederick Kesner(3/15/2018 6:15:00 PM)

    Many thanks Stephen, even if it’s rather belatedly.

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  • Ahmad ShiddiqiAhmad Shiddiqi (2/28/2009 4:17:00 PM)

    very thoughtful and meaningful!(Report)Reply

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  • ~ Jon London ~ (2/28/2009 6:45:00 AM)

    Nicely penned lines etched to remain, the true meaning of a poets soul.(Report)Reply

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  • Chitra - (7/1/2008 10:57:00 AM)

    Wonderfully penned Images of the very essence of poetry
    Poetry Personified(Report)Reply

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  • Michael StevensMichael Stevens (11/8/2006 9:27:00 PM)

    now im not very good at judging at much of anything but ill have try hand.
    it seems this poem is very well thought of and written. with me i cannot take a word and transform into a poem or a picture but most of mine come from my thoughts or come from the feelings i have at a certain time. i like it(the poem)(Report)Reply

    Frederick KesnerFrederick Kesner(3/15/2018 6:17:00 PM)

    Thank you most kindly, Michael.

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  • A. J. Mckinley (8/22/2006 9:09:00 AM)

    What I like most is that you used poetry to create the picture of what poetry is. It is a brilliant piece.
    Amy(Report)Reply

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  • Allan James Saywell (11/29/2004 8:41:00 PM)

    Frederick this is very well said, i could not have come up with this explaination
    of a poet and poetry as well as this, and to do so in poetic form

    Warm regard's
    Allan James Saywell(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Monday, November 29, 2004

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 13, 2018