Joseph Anderson

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My Great Desire-Free Verse - Poem by Joseph Anderson

How I yearn to write in free verse,
Free from rhymn, cadence and
Free to roam about ethereally,
In some never-never land.

The muse of Erato is upon me. I have an urge,
an urge to write with vagueness and abstraction,
to cloak my meanings in surrealism and mystery.
Perhaps, I could write of passion, joy, sadness,
despair, longings, angers, envies and doubts. I
could write of depressions and elations, using
platitudes and beatitudes. I must write of sad
yesterdays and hope-filled tomorrows and tell
of my misty dreams and future schemes. Ah! -
Yes, these would be good topics, free from the
shackles of rhyme. My sucess depends on your
ability to interpret what I have written. I may yet
become the Picasso of poetry.

But when I take my pen in hand
To write new poetry,
It still comes out in rhythmic form,
Dear Lord, please set me free!

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  • (8/18/2012 8:55:00 PM)


    Joseph, Sir, I looked through your anthology here and chose this as the first poem of yours to read. A fine write indeed with the bulk of witty and informative observations in the second verse with the first and third stanzas measures and formed like a pair of bookends or guards to contain the bulk load of prose in the center or a block of uncared potential just waiting like a vocabulary seeking order. Yet, there was perfect order and measured flow to this unhewn mass. Beautiful content and form. (Report) Reply

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  • (5/16/2012 1:22:00 AM)


    This is grand. Well crafted. And judging by what you’ve done here, I truly believe that you can do free verse.
    Joseph, as time permits, would you read my poem, “Common Addiction Among Poets”? Thanks.
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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 7, 2010



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