Familiar Folly

Familiar Folly

A Poem by Robert Trakofler
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Variations on the theme Spoken word video attachment at the bottom

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Familiar Folly

 

The inquiry of drafts compose

Craves of inspire in the pen throws

Of lost reverie in ink flows

The artistry of hearts bestow

 

And oh but I ache for the lines

To trace, touch, taste the space sublime

But my consequence is benign

The views I place within the rhyme

 

And low but the maestros crack grins

These the virtuosos of spin

A symphony of smiles evince

in empathy of strives chagrin

 

And the lush lust lament of dream

to capture the creations gleam

can only be a transcripts deem

this folly of futility

© 2020 Robert Trakofler


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Robert Trakofler

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Very few can cope up with the vicious grins thrown on them. If I have taken this poem in the correct way then this reflects a part of my life. Too much hatred flourishing for the demotivating masters. They'd kick on every out of the box dreams. Also ring the bells saying that we succeed in the aftermath of their rancid speech. Am getting too lippy and talkative😅
Good write Bunny!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Oh dear Tahsin we must never let them stop you! And your not to lippy LOL keep that lovely quill of .. read more



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Oh wow, I liked this write it is relatable, I like how you spoke it as well. very nicely done

Posted 1 Month Ago


Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

It’s only a half mock grin the other half is sweet sympathy:)
I love that you posted a sound clip . . . I usually don't get into listening to poetry being read becuz I cannot process the words without seeing them. I like that you give me the words to look at while I listen to you speak them. I love that you speak so slowly, it's almost as if you're teaching me how to read poetry better (me being the queen of jack rabbits, when it comes to reading & writing). You slow me down so I can better see how you mean for your phrasing to go, something which helps me when I read others, too. This poem seems to express the futility I feel upon writing at all. I've joked around that my poems are like farts, something I'm dying to get out, but then it quickly dissipates & I forget what I've written. This is what your message seems to suggest, kinda like an elbow-bump to the writers who take their words as being highly WHATEVER! *wink! wink!* Always love to see your gorgeous face & that's another reason I enjoyed the sound clip (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Month Ago


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Robert Trakofler

1 Month Ago

thanks Margie Im glad you saw this:) there is a subtle consolation that we as as artists experience .. read more
no folly at all, brother B, think we all feel that frustration at mind being faster than pen those missed musings, muddled mind melodies, mixed metaphor madness movies within the brain, cool poem , you captured more than a gleam of those lines sublime

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

LOL Gram well I keep trying brother poet:)
Socrates once said that the more he knew, the more he realized he didn’t know. And also art is never finished. Psychology says that writers will always be worried, scared and unsure about their 'folly of futility',
but this does not mean that we dump our work.
Amazing work Bunny. As always.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Hi Ayesha so many people ask me when am I going to publish stuff and I always feel I'm not ready yet.. read more
Ayesha

2 Months Ago

Do not wait for things to get finished. Just get going.
I feel a certain restlessness, the restlessness of an artist, who cannot wait to pen down a creative work of art, be it poetry or a story. And I shall also mention your wonderful choice of words and video, sir.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

I used to read about the various chronicles of artist that were tortured even suicidal and look at t.. read more
Pennywriter

2 Months Ago

Well sir, you turned your despair into poetry. And pain can be an emotional stimulation for creativi.. read more
Ahhh, my pondering poetic friend...what a great gift to read and hear you at the same time! "The folly of futility"-your writing???-NEVER! Rhythmic, rhymed perfectly, sublime in language, emotion, introspection and humility...we take lessons from YOU! OK, OK, I have said too much-but meant every single word. Just let your words flow dear Bard.. and they will grace our world.

Posted 2 Months Ago


Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Thank you dear Annette:) I keep trying
Beautifully pen and
spoken piece here
Robert ..i think many
writers can relate
I often think my poems
a sheer folly filled with
meaningless nonsense
we seem to self analyze
our writings with a
most critical eye and
harsh tone..hoping to
find that gleam in our
each and every creation
we pull out of our mind

I enjoyed your reading and
this entire piece my favorite
lines however are:

And oh but I ache for the lines
To trace, touch, taste the space sublime

good stuff

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

LOL isn't it just horrible I rarely like a poem for more than a few days:/ maybe thats why im such a.. read more
  Fran Marie

2 Months Ago

true s o. true
i hear ya...
you're welcome
dear friend
Always great to hear your readings. You have a kind of ethereal mode of recitation and your readings bring new meaning to the poem. But I always find this when I hear a poem read. The vision of the poet comes to life.

Your theme resonates with the writer-mind. As evidenced by your great comments below. Without the futile struggle to catch and hold sunlight we wouldn’t understand the glory of perfectly articulating even one line. I have hundreds of poems that will never see the light of day. I get that head-tickle of inspiration and write it out. Then I let it sit a day or so and come back to mostly find it’s not at all an evocation of the original idea. So, I go back through these hundreds of poems and pick out lines I think are worthwhile and save them as examples of having reached the actual thought.

The struggle is both exhilarating and frustrating. Above all it keeps us fighting to realize the pinnacle of an idea. I wonder if any writer ever feels completely satisfied. Sharing a thing is a bit like releasing a slice of the soul for public scrutiny, so only seems natural that we analyze our efforts without end. There is beauty (also) in the struggle. Enjoyed reading as ever, BB.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

I am glad you see the comfort that comes from those "maestro's grins" too :) this was really the cru.. read more
Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

psst... that's why the typewriter in my pic is facing you:)
I love this so relatable poem for me dear Bunny. This happens to me almost always when I take up the pen. My inner editor scratches away almost all my lines and I’m left with virtually nothing to show for hours of writing. No wonder I have spent most of my time lately in other pursuits, you guessed it, birdies and flies!

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

whew I was getting the Kitty DT's... please write a new poem soon you Erased all of your old stuff:(.. read more
Dhara_Ditzy Kat

2 Months Ago

Thanks for those lovely tips dear Bunny and say hello to Maurice for me. He owes me quite a bit of c.. read more
This is awesome, I enjoyed this, love the rhyme scheme.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Robert Trakofler

2 Months Ago

Hi Choose:) thank you, thank you for reading and enjoying

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