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Poetry Everywhere

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There is poetry in the air and everywhere even in a stringy hair,
But it has to be in rhythm and rhyme then everyone can share.
This I'd been trying to do in spite of many obstacles in the way,
My heart was filled with desire but my thoughts they always stray.

I saw them in the sun the moon and all the stars up in the sky,
I tried to put it in writing but I could not though I knew not why.
Then I saw the majestic mountains with mysteries to be told,
Their story would remain hidden for my heart was unable to unfold.

The forest, rivers and the lakes their beauty waits to be unveiled,
But tried as I did to put these into words but it was to little avail.
The oceans wide and sea so deep with many stories to disclose,
Much to write it should be a breeze but I just could not compose.

I felt hunger I felt pain and many other feelings to be explained,
Easy enough to say it in rhyme but all poetic ideas I was drained.
And the little spider sitting on a rose I'm sure he had a plot to tell,
But my mind remained in a blur empty and all aspirations expelled.

Why other poets are so articulate and wrote poetry with such ease,
Yet when I write, creativity evaporates and all my thoughts would freeze.
‘Tis clear that I am less gifted with the skill other poets be blessed,
But with lots and lots of trying perhaps my flaws can be addressed.
Monday, October 12, 2015
Topic(s) of this poem: poetry
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COMMENTS
Kim Barney 05 February 2019
It's true that there is poetry everywhere... at least there are POSSIBLITIES for poetry everywhere. Almost any item under the sun can be the subject of a poem. I enjoyed reading this.
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Dr Dillip K Swain 17 April 2018
I saw them in the sun the moon and all the stars up in the sky, I tried to put it in writing but I could not though I knew not why. Then I saw the majestic mountains with mysteries to be told, Their story would remain hidden for my heart was unable to unfold....such a brilliant piece of work! My pleasure reading it time and again dear poet! You have very meticulously comprehended the theme and really made it quite insightful!
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Loke Kok Yee 20 April 2018
Thank you Dr, your comment encourages me to keep writing
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Narayana Aghalaya 24 March 2018
I disagree when you say you are less gifted. It is just humility.Your poems are written straight from your heart.Thanks for sharing!
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Loke Kok Yee 29 March 2018
Thank you Nara, you are so kind in your comments
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Dr Dillip K Swain 31 January 2018
It's a great piece of poetry on poetry! Simply, I would love to quote first two lines of your poem, There is poetry in the air and everywhere even in a stringy hair/But it has to be in rhythm and rhyme then everyone can share. I relished this beautiful piece of work!
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Loke Kok Yee 31 January 2018
Thank you Dr Dillip, this was a fun write and I'm so glad that you liked it
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Tom Allport 30 January 2018
a wonderful poem that is a just write on the poetry theme? from stringy hair to nature's most extreme? .............well penned Loke
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Loke Kok Yee 30 January 2018
One of my early attempts, Thank you Tom,
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Norah Tunney 21 June 2017
Captivated by this wonderful poem, the first line just lifted me up like a light breeze on a summers day. You are gifted and your poem flows with such grace and skill.
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Loke Kok Yee 23 June 2017
Thank you for your lovely comment, you are most kind.
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Bharati Nayak 02 June 2017
There is poetry in the air and everywhere even in a stringy hair, But it has to be in rhythm and rhyme then everyone can share. This I'd been trying to do in spite of many obstacles in the way, My heart was filled with desire but my thoughts they always stray. - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - Why other poets are so articulate and wrote poetry with such ease, Yet when I write, creativity evaporates and all my thoughts would freeze. ‘Tis clear that I am less gifted with the skill other poets be blessed, But with lots and lots of trying perhaps my flaws can be addressed. - - - - The poem showcases the talents of a very gifted writer.
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Loke Kok Yee 02 June 2017
Thank you Bharati for taking time to read and commenting. You had me walking on air for awhile with your lovely comment.
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Tis clear that I am less gifted with the skill other poets be blessed, But with lots and lots of trying perhaps my flaws can be addressed. Dear Koke, May i, with your permission, make a change? You are gifted, You are blessed, You are humble and egoless, That makes you a wonderful poet! There is poetry everywhere and you are able to see it, There are many who cannot smell the fragrance of poetry! So aren't you a God gifted, sublime poet?
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Loke Kok Yee 17 May 2017
Thanks Geeta, I am just an old man with nary a thing to care Trying to write a little before my mind goes bare A picture painted in words or some humor to share Sometimes I get lucky, when it displays poetic flair But it’s kind comments like yours that kept me from despair
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Bri Edwards 20 April 2017
I shall NOT read my previous comments in their entirety. In fact I hardly glanced at them! Favorite lines: The last stanza. But I would place a comma after Why. OR change Why to While. Yes! While' will be much clearer. And NO comma after 'While'. I DO see that I asked,6 months, almost, ago, about using it in a Showcase. I don't recall using it. Perhaps I shall next month unless you send something else; no harm in using it again, especially as it is the 'right' length! Bri :)
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Simone Inez Harriman 17 September 2016
You are no less gifted my friend. All your poems capture my heart.. Here is another one.....Sigh...exactly how it is for me many times Loke. Such a perfect poem for those frustrating seemingly elusive heights of poetry construction and all that indescribable beauty waiting to be penned.
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Loke Kok Yee 18 September 2016
Thank you my friend, you are always so encouraging.
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