Shalom Freedman

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There Are Poets Better Than Me - Poem by Shalom Freedman

There are poets better than me:
Many known, and many more unknown-
They have language I don’t have
And an ability to surprise in ways I cannot
And the beauty of their sound is a beauty beyond mine-
They have worlds I do not know
And rhythms I cannot reach
They can entertain as I cannot-
And they see and feel what I cannot;
They are better than me:

Other poets are better than me
Greater than me
More than me.

And the only consolation is
Writing what I feel I must-
Going on.


Comments about There Are Poets Better Than Me by Shalom Freedman

  • (5/3/2011 9:32:00 PM)


    Great poem with a lot of wisdom. Wonderfully written. Great imagery.
    Fine poetics.
    A big...10
    Thanks for sharing.....
    Please read and rate my poem 'A humble complaint' on page 2
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  • Juan Olivarez (5/3/2011 9:00:00 PM)


    Only the humble achieve true greatness. Good poem. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, May 4, 2011


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