An Ode' to Dead Poets

An Ode' to Dead Poets


An Ode' to Dead Poets 
In their words eternal,
They shall silently speak.
We shall read them,
And feel them,
And they will still
Make us weep.
Words so profound,
Will surely--always abound,
As the phrases,
And mazes,
Of their wisdom
Comes round.
Their thoughts
Sometimes meek,
To my heart they shall speak, 
And the changes in me
Will most certainly
Run deep.  
So, I write this today
As to honor their way
Yes, the passion they've shared
Will most certainly stay.

© 2008 IMOGEAN

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I have collection of the old Poets. I read them to motivate me to write. I believe we honor the Poets and Writers of the past by reading their words. Poem is excellent.

Posted 8 Years Ago

What a great tribute to those whom we love. As I read your words, I visualized my favorite write, Emily Dickinson. She wrote 1775 poems, sadly only but a few were published prior to her death.
"We shall read them,
And feel them,
And they will still
Make us weep."
This is superb. Thank you for this.

Posted 10 Years Ago

And what a necessary and well written honor it is. Historical continuity has almost been entirely severed.

My favorite stanza:

Their thoughts
Sometimes meek,
To my heart they shall speak,
And the changes in me
Will most certainly
Run deep.

I cannot express my admiration for your convictions here, so instead I'd like to invite you to read Gracious Conversations, (On Emily Burns' profile) which I think you might's about the same thing. If you like the link just drop me a message.

A thoroughly enjoyable read that brought warmth to my heart on this very weary day.

Posted 10 Years Ago

I really enjoyed reading this. It was very well written and the rhyming was crafted wonderfully.
I look forward to reading more of your work =)

Posted 10 Years Ago

Wonderful tribute to long gone poets, I enjoyed the read
Thanks Ray { Not a Poet }

Posted 10 Years Ago

Although it is a lovely sentiment, sometimes I think your words fall a little flat, especially in the last stanza. The rhyme scheme is nice, but every so often I feel like you're forcing it a little. Otherwise, well done!

Posted 10 Years Ago

We have much to learn and appreciate from all the wonderful poets who have left their words behind for us to read and ponder. Your poem is a fine tribute! Sharon

Posted 10 Years Ago

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ahhh that is so nice... we all have words to say... its nice that they are heard sometimes... nicely put xx

Posted 10 Years Ago

Hello Imogean,
You have created a very nice work and I especially like the part,

"Their thoughts
Sometimes meek,
To my heart they shall speak,
And the changes in me
Will most certainly
Run deep."

I just can't get old Ben Jonson's poem, "Song to Celia" out of my mind. I suppose it is the undying romantic in me, even though he may have paraphrased parts of it from the love-letters of Philostratus. The music and the classical form still speak very eloquently, a frame of mind that is difficult to match. Love blooms eternally.

Posted 10 Years Ago

yes, our words wait in our future - to assist - or to destroy us, and for wordsmiths....their words do remain long after they're gone. Wonderful tribute.

Posted 10 Years Ago

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The aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, serenely, divinely aware... And this is why I write: AWARENESS... It is not in the moment that I tasted the delicacies of life .. more..

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