You Are Not A Poet Poem by Khairul Ahsan

You Are Not A Poet

Rating: 4.9


When hurt, a person cries.
When bereaved, a person wails.
When broken down, a person sobs.
When cheated in love, a person weeps.
You are not a poet, if you cannot understand,
All these cries, wails, fits of sobbing or silent weeping.

A drop of tear may look
Like a pearl when it hangs from an eye.
The beholder knows how difficult it is to hold
Or suppress a falling tear. Desperately s/he wishes
The tear to dry off before it rolls down or is seen by others.
You are not a poet, if you do not see the pain behind the pearl.

When the voice is muted, the eyes speak.
When both are lost by distance, a person writes.
When the pen stops, the piano lends voice to the
Feelings of the heart. The unspoken words are then
Narrated through the variations of the musical notes.
You are not a poet, if you cannot translate the tune.

POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Dhaka
16 February 2014
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COMMENTS OF THE POEM
me poet yeps poet 01 January 2021

You are not a poet, if you cannot understand, All these cries, wails, fits of sobbing or silent weeping ABS UR 22222 GOOD SIR

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Khairul Ahsan 02 January 2021

Thank you, dear poet me poet yeps poet, for reading this old poem of mine and kindly commenting.

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Shraddha The Poetess 20 February 2014

thats such a wonderful poem.........sir this shows that u r a fantastic and a real poet..................really liked it..this is one of the best poems on this site....... i also wish to get ur views on mine...

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Eeshah Raaziah Naqavi 23 February 2014

Very deep and beautiful indeed! it made me ponder but didn't make me sad or depressed since I guess, its never too late to learn and improve sincerely :) Great work sir!

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Dr Dillip K Swain 13 June 2022

Brilliantly put...liked this poem. Top score.

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Dr Dillip K Swain 06 February 2022

I can feel the great intensity of this poem that emanates from the poet's expression, 'You are not a poet, if you cannot understand, All these cries, wails, fits of sobbing or silent weeping'. Touching expression. A great poem....5 stars.

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David Wood 22 November 2021

A brilliant poem, I felt all the first four lines, many times! ! Poetry and music can be like gin & tonic. Good5*

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You, sir, are indeed a poet, one who understands what being a poet really means! Five stars!

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Sylvia Frances Chan 02 January 2021

I came across your poem Khairul Sir! Since poet Me Poet Yeps Poet was constantly nagging, your poem appeared in front of me all of a sudden, I was so happy to read this gem from 2014. Sure, a golden poem and so very impressing. Full of brilliant words. Thank you so much for sharing

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Khairul Ahsan 02 January 2021

Dear Sylvia, I am so honored that you have wanted to translate this poem of mine into Dutch. You are kind and generous in appreciating me and my poems, my heartfelt thanks to you, dear poetess.

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