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Adeline Foster

Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Adeline Foster
Instructor of poetry, Hagerstown, MD
Sunday, September 21, 2008

Who Am I

Rating: 4.7
~ Who Am I


All of the words I want to say
Some other poet has said
In such a stupendously marvelous way
That they just cry out to be read.
So many beautiful poems
Express what I want to express;
For me to say it again
Would be mere presumptuousness.
My words would be a regression
In the light of their thorough address,
Yet my thoughts cry out for expression;
I'll just have to say them I guess
And hope that beside the great masters
My efforts will not be in vain,
And somewhere in the ages hereafter
Someone will read them again
And see the need through my prism
And somehow recognize why
Those words were torn from the bosom
Of one so unworthy as I.
Adeline Foster
Topic(s) of this poem: anticipation,humor
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Thankfully I have always enjoyed writing. I seldom need revise my poetry and I am satisfied with the results. This poem is not at all about self doubts it is merely stating that I wish my poetry to be enjoyed long after myself.
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COMMENTS
Chinedu Dike 19 November 2019
An insightful and beautiful rendition of words with a tinge of humour. A well expressed thoughts and feelings. Thanks for sharing and do remain enriched.
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Mahtab Bangalee 19 November 2019
who am I on earth since birth unknown guy!
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Britte Ninad 19 November 2019
I'll just have to say them I guess And hope that beside the great masters My efforts will not be in vain, excellent penning
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Mahtab Bangalee 24 June 2019
In the light of their thorough address, Yet my thoughts cry out for expression; I'll just have to say them I guess And hope that beside the great masters........../// an inquisitive and philosophic touching poem; love it
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Kumarmani Mahakul 27 July 2017
Stunning and captivating expression. Beautiful poem on anticipation and humor.I want to quote some lines here.. . My efforts will not be in vain, And somewhere in the ages hereafter Someone will read them again And see the need through my prism And somehow recognize why Those words were torn from the bosom Of one so unworthy as I. Thanks for sharing.
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Elisabeth Wingle 11 June 2017
Adeline, thank you for remarkable poem. You have Beautifully expressed what I so often feel. It's all been done before! Still I am compelled to write, all the while hoping I am an oringinal!
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Bri Edwards 25 May 2017
this now goes from MyPoemList to my/our June 2017 showcase for PH poets, on my PH site. i'll let you know (i'll send to you perhaps) when your poem and the poems of about 20 other female PH poets are on display. your name will be displayed also. any questions? ask me. if you wish to not be included, tell me. Thanks. bri :)
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Unworthy? certainly not you Beautiful and so unique too Under this vast expanse of blue There is space for more poets too….. Great poem of yours Madam and keep on at it....I invite you to my page tooo....
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All of the words I want to say Some other poet has said - I loved these 2 opening lines. So many beautiful poems Express what I want to express; For me to say it again - I also loved these one because, that is something mutual or common amongst poets. Thank you for sharing.
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Sriranji Aratisankar 18 July 2016
Well written Foster, enjoyable. In Indian Philosophy self-searching is of great importance. Going through ypur poem i too feel it is echoed. Thank you, sharing....
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