Noelle Kocot

(1969 / New York)

While Writing - Poem by Noelle Kocot

Someone inside says, "Get busy."
But I've got appointments to keep,
I have an abstemious love of equations calculated quickly
While the tepid day melts into design.

And the high cheekbones of the beautiful life
Bear the loose look of a calendar by lamplight.
I search for patterns in everything.
I am tied in knots of comprehension.

I think, how useful it might be
To pierce all the hands of the earth
With an oath of pins encircling snarling planets
But talent and shallowness sewn together

Is nothing but a kerchief tied around a survivalist's head,
And it helps to know the feet wriggling through a hole
In the universe will land for an instant
Upon the cushions of the dark,

And that after marching one doozy of a kilometer after another,
We each come upon the same poem scribbled in invisible ink
Taped to the door of a room
In which an austere justice is burning for us.


Comments about While Writing by Noelle Kocot

  • Cheryl Tutaan (10/30/2017 10:45:00 PM)


    tied in knots of comprehension
    Such a great poem, Noelle...Congrats for being chosen!
    SweetLyrehc
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  • (10/30/2017 9:30:00 PM)


    An excellent read. You have written a wonderful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (10/30/2017 3:43:00 PM)


    Complex and yet imminently readable. Need to read more of her work to see if this is her typical style... either way I think I like her (Report) Reply

  • Nudershada Cabanes (10/30/2017 11:55:00 AM)


    Writing is healing to the soul. We write to express what we cannot say. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/30/2017 7:57:00 AM)


    Such a great poem, Noelle... congrats for being chosen...10+++* (Report) Reply

  • Subhas Chandra Chakra (10/30/2017 5:03:00 AM)


    We each come upon the same poem scribbled in invisible ink
    Taped to the door of a room
    In which an austere justice is burning for us.
    A great write on writing skills and the poetic world within the self.
    Congratulations on this day.
    10++
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  • Kumarmani Mahakul (10/30/2017 4:20:00 AM)


    And that after marching one doozy of a kilometer after another,
    We each come upon the same poem scribbled in invisible ink
    Taped to the door of a room
    In which an austere justice is burning for us... interesting write with nice diction. Beautiful penmanship. Thanks and congratulations for being selected this poem as the poem of the day.
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  • (10/30/2017 3:55:00 AM)


    A very fascinating creation with excellent expression.. Enjoyed (Report) Reply

  • Ashika Murali Acharya (10/30/2017 12:36:00 AM)


    Someone inside says, Get busy. - Very interesting expression.Well written! (Report) Reply

  • Savita Tyagi (10/30/2016 9:32:00 AM)


    Very interesting poem with fascinating expressions. A pattern oriented mind finding poetic beauty in some previous skill. It represents a mature mind opening to a larger consciousness. Thank you for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • (10/30/2016 7:00:00 AM)


    I wholly agree with the comment of Mr. Robert Murray Smith. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

  • Bernard F. Asuncion (10/30/2016 2:35:00 AM)


    I search for patterns in everything..... Well-written... Congrats for being selected.... (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (10/30/2016 2:07:00 AM)

    Of the dark
    Knots of comprehension. Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Robert Murray Smith (10/30/2016 12:40:00 AM)

    Writing
    This poem of writing is one of opportunity. From dark to light then back again. The process is unending.

    Robert
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Poem Submitted: Monday, January 20, 2003



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