Simple Poems Poem by Linda Ori

Simple Poems

Rating: 4.9


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 OF THE POEM
Barbara Terry 30 June 2006

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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Alison Cassidy 30 June 2006

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

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Francesca Johnson 30 June 2006

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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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.

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Will Barber 01 July 2006

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.

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Reshma Ramesh 05 November 2008

that i so true...........i feel the same way....lovely

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Barry Van Allen 21 March 2007

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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Chuck Audette 06 October 2006

Cute! It would have taken me hours to have written that. -chuck

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Duncan Wyllie 09 July 2006

What a great idea, and such a source of inspiration, this is lovely and so FREE>>>>>> love duncan X

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Rusty Daily 08 July 2006

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.

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