Poets Poems: 380 / 500

We Poets

Rating: 4.9

O we poets are poor creatures:
Scratching around amidst life's ruins;
For Time's worn out, discarded details,
Like that famed scavenger: Rauschenberg.

We try to sow seeds of deep longing
And nurture them with the sun and rain
Of our labours. Yet seldom are
We likely to reap a rich harvest.

Sometimes we may strike tainted gold,
If we're lucky, and discover
Curious, resonant things; which
Glimmer with the faintest of lights.

We have no gods or idols to serve;
Only our troubled, nagging visions.
And our vague hints and guesses at form
Are often mocked by smirking critics:

O we poets are poor creatures:
Fluttering around on the margins.
Yet the world would be somewhat lost
And so much the poorer without us.

Friday, September 13, 2019
Poets Poems: 380 / 500
Topic(s) of this poem: poet
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Aniruddha Pathak 14 September 2019

We try to sow seeds of deep longing And nurture them with the sun and rain Of our labours. Yet seldom are We likely to reap a rich harvest.... and then the lovely ending, well done dear poet.

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Dominic Windram 14 September 2019

Many thanks Aniruddha!

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James Mclain 13 September 2019

Dominic how right about this you are. James

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Dominic Windram 14 September 2019

Thanks Tamara and James. I truly appreciate your kind comments!

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Tamara Beryl Latham 13 September 2019

Your words are well-received and spoken like a true poet. A great poem and I loved the message. Thanks for posting. : -)

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M Asim Nehal 09 September 2021

True feelings of a port nicely written.5***

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 09 September 2021

So beautifully written with deep insight. Thank you Dominic......Full stars for the poem

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Geeta Radhakrishna Menon 09 September 2021

Yet the world would be somewhat lost And so much the poorer without us.

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Dominic Windram 09 September 2020

Thanks Chinedu for your comments on this poem as well as several others...much appreciated! I hope you are keeping well.

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Chinedu Dike 06 September 2020

A sad truth elegantly worded, really very unfortunate for poets. An insightful piece nicely put together.

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