Linda Ori

Rookie - 192 Points (08/13/1945 / UTAH)

Simple Poems - Poem by Linda Ori

Sometimes I like to write a poem
That doesn't take much thought
Just put the pen to paper
Close my eyes and start to jot;
I give my pen the freedom
To travel where it may
Such wonderful surprises come
From minds let out to play;
No structure, rhyme or rhythm,
To complicate the flow
Just pure and simple language
From a source that I don't know;
It's difficult to write a poem
That's technically correct
When all I want to do is play
With thoughts that don't connect;
Sometimes you gotta let it say
Whatever comes to mind
Some poems just like to write themselves -
Those are the funnest kind!


Comments about Simple Poems by Linda Ori

  • (11/5/2008 7:33:00 AM)

    that i so true...........i feel the same way....lovely (Report)Reply

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  • (3/21/2007 1:50:00 PM)

    Linda,
    Oh! , I know that it is true ... but, if that poem
    wrote it's self - why are you taking credit for it ?
    Can you plagiarize yourself?
    B.V.A.
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  • (10/6/2006 2:37:00 PM)

    Cute! It would have taken me hours to have written that. -chuck (Report)Reply

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  • (7/9/2006 12:02:00 PM)

    What a great idea, and such a source of inspiration, this is lovely and so FREE>>>>>>
    love duncan X
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  • (7/8/2006 3:53:00 PM)

    My thoughts exactly Linda. I don' like to be bound by convertion. Whether or not the reader has a problem with that is their problem. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/4/2006 4:13:00 PM)

    many people whine pretentiously about how important they are as writers and all of the mind-boggling creative processes they go through. With this witty poem, you set the record straight, Linda. Like all good poets your work comes from the sub-conscious. (Report)Reply

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  • (7/1/2006 1:44:00 AM)

    The profundity of this poem was obviously the fruit of long thought and laborious revision. Your erudition shines through the many references to Bronze-Age mythology. Plus, you seem to enjoy a bit of fun! Well-written, graceful and - eh, wise. (Report)Reply

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  • Frank James Ryan Jr...fjr (7/1/2006 1:22:00 AM)

    LINDA...I HAVE A STRANGE, YET CONFIDENT FEELING THAT YOU JUST PUT DOWN INTO WORDS WHAT MANY AN ACCOMPLISHED POET ALWAYS FELT, BUT NE'RE ADMIT.AND TRUTH BE TOLD, TIS NOT A DAMN THING WRONG WITH YOUR STYLE/CONCEPT, BECAUSE IF YOU ANALYZE IT(WHICH AS YOU KNOW I DO EVERYTHING) IT ALL COMES DOWN TO THE FACT THAT BECAUSE YOU LET YOUR MIND FLOAT FREELY IS WHY YOU CREATE THE QUALITY POEMS YOU DO.YOU KNOW HOW TO TAKE THE EDGE OFF, AND BY DOING THAT, YOU WILL ALWAYS BE IN A COMFORTABLE ATMOSPHERE, CONDUSIVE TO CREATING THE WORD. (Report)Reply

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  • (6/30/2006 5:19:00 AM)

    Yes, aren'y they just the best, Linda, when they are spontaneous and allowed to run straight from the mind onto paper. This describes how its done...........

    Love, Fran xx
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  • (6/30/2006 3:35:00 AM)

    I REALLY LOVE THIS POEM! i like what u say in it! it rocks! it's a special poem with a special attitude displayed in it! (Report)Reply

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  • (6/30/2006 3:23:00 AM)

    Linda, Your poem is spot on, but what amazes me is how it still rhymes and rythms so effortlessly! Seriously, I believe the best poems do write themselves. You just need to get the ego out of the way the slacken the reins. Warmly, Alison (Report)Reply

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  • (6/30/2006 3:10:00 AM)

    OH I agree Linda. This is such a simple poem, that tells a whole complete line of thoughts. And who writes 'structured' poetry anymore? To me poetry is the song of the soul, and when our souls sing, we MUST write the song down. Poetry is also very personal, and you just cannot put a 'structure' to personality.

    This is very light, very true, and gives a body something to think about. Thanx for sharing. Barbara
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  • (6/30/2006 1:47:00 AM)

    Now, this simple poem is so nice!
    Yes, let your pen travel freely..or my fingers on the keyborad from my point of view!

    Preets
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  • (6/30/2006 1:12:00 AM)

    when we don't want to write then poem choose us. good thought, keep writing (Report)Reply

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  • john tiong chunghoo (6/30/2006 12:58:00 AM)

    linda, i cant agree more.

    poetry
    the dance
    of the mind
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Poem Submitted: Friday, June 30, 2006

Poem Edited: Thursday, August 12, 2010


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