Reinhard Stobbe

On Poetry - Poem by Reinhard Stobbe

A site that features poetry
is heaven to the poet,
the owl lives in a hollow tree
only the mice don't know it.
So if the owl would just recite
a poem now and then,
and in between swoop for a bite
I'd take my trusted pen
and write about the owl as well
as of the mice and vermin,
how squirrels open up a shell
I'd give you a big sermon.
But most of all I'd use the time
to sort the words, dear friends,
so you will listen to the rhyme
and like it (it depends) ,
I think the arts are better still
than all the science matters
though life itself, for poets will
quite often be in tatters.

Comments about On Poetry by Reinhard Stobbe

  • (6/12/2008 4:39:00 PM)

    This reminds me of someone else. But it can't be because tey have been banned from the site for a while.

    Very humourous ad a lovely rhyming structure
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  • Harish K. Thakur (6/12/2008 6:59:00 AM)

    Reinhard your poem bears some really high references and places well art over science... (Report) Reply

  • (6/12/2008 6:13:00 AM)

    A site that features poetry,
    is heaven to the poet.... sufficed the title ' On poetry'. So compelling! High marks.
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  • (6/12/2008 5:20:00 AM)

    Very nice. I like the line 'I think the arts are better still'
    Reminds me of the poem by ee cummings 'Since Feeling is First'
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Poem Submitted: Thursday, June 12, 2008

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