What is Poetry?

What is Poetry?

A Poem by Miss Marlette
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An Artful Fart

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What Is Poetry?

Poetry is...
A door into the glades
A laughing, weeping page
That ever so quickly fades
Poetry is a dinosaur
Perched upon a tree
An eel that squirms away
Twisting itself free
Poetry is that hour
I forget to demonize
My own perverse power
And grow to love
The darkest bits of me
Poetry is the blight
When my irises congeal
Scabs occluding light
Blind as a bat would be
I claw for control
In a hole darker than coal
Sightless and yet, I see
Poetry is
A nail hammered often
Into a chipped, wormy coffin
Truth tempered with art
Softly as a sparrow’s fart
In fleeing colours, illusory
Impressions so delusory
Poetry is me
Tossed as a flea in a sea
Of floundering reality
And as the ocean rises and fills
My raw, burning nostrils
I sink into a universe
Far far greater than me

© 2021 Miss Marlette


Author's Note

Miss Marlette
Its a fucking headless chicken after me!!

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I like the contrasting and somewhat obtuse series of images you have used here; I find much of the poetry I have read just tries too hard to be artistic and increasingly attempts to create outlandish imagery just to have a metaphor present. So in that sense, your poem really hits the mark....dinosaurs in trees, indeed! On another level, your poem speaks to me about where poetry should truly come from.....not from the act of just throwing up any old words or thoughts and images to have some sort of description, but to seek for real meaning and real emotions buried within ourselves; to convey, to emote, and to move the reader. Otherwise it's just like Cole Porter lyrically described...."Anything goes!". And, "A nail hammered often, into a chipped, wormy coffin....a fine description that one is and very relevant to your idea as a whole. I enjoyed the poem, Miss Marlette. 💛

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Marlette

3 Weeks Ago

You really got me then. This makes me so happy.
It's tongue in cheek mostly. It's for not ta.. read more



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I love the flow of this! It's always a breath of fresh air reading poetry that isn't meant to be super serious but is still well written lol

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Marlette

2 Weeks Ago

The moment I take it seriously it's gone! Thanks for liking.
Nice poem ,, I see poetry as a river overflowing a dam that breaks and you just have to go with it ,its the soul talking to others ,sharing feelings. I love poetry

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Miss Marlette

2 Weeks Ago

I like your take on it. Kinda like a flood we flow along with. Thank you.
Tina

2 Weeks Ago

Your welcome
You picked a very clichéd subject. Leave it for the oldies luv. Nicely done though.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 2 people found this review constructive.

Miss Marlette

2 Weeks Ago

I just ripped off someone else's topic. Enjoyed it too.
Didn't realize the thing was so complex. I have enough trouble just getting things to rhyme without ruminating on my perverse power.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Marlette

3 Weeks Ago

Rhyming gives me nightmares sometimes. But it's like stage fright. Once overcome, no looking back. T.. read more
You could extend this to at least 5 pages lol.This is too deep but good.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Miss Marlette

3 Weeks Ago

I can sure. How'd you write this topic out? Want to test your luck? Tq.
I like the contrasting and somewhat obtuse series of images you have used here; I find much of the poetry I have read just tries too hard to be artistic and increasingly attempts to create outlandish imagery just to have a metaphor present. So in that sense, your poem really hits the mark....dinosaurs in trees, indeed! On another level, your poem speaks to me about where poetry should truly come from.....not from the act of just throwing up any old words or thoughts and images to have some sort of description, but to seek for real meaning and real emotions buried within ourselves; to convey, to emote, and to move the reader. Otherwise it's just like Cole Porter lyrically described...."Anything goes!". And, "A nail hammered often, into a chipped, wormy coffin....a fine description that one is and very relevant to your idea as a whole. I enjoyed the poem, Miss Marlette. 💛

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Miss Marlette

3 Weeks Ago

You really got me then. This makes me so happy.
It's tongue in cheek mostly. It's for not ta.. read more
Nice, free verse rhyming attempt. I hate too much structure in poems so I was happy to read this poem. So funny sparrow’s fart. A lot of poetry I read is like that. So keep the poetry coming.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Miss Marlette

3 Weeks Ago

And here I was thinking I mastered structure in this poem. So either you are blind as a bat or my st.. read more
Oooh a dinosaur Perched on a tree. Suppose it s***s! You'll be in trouble lady. Better be shat upon by a bee, In a garden while having my scones with jam and tea. Now that rhymes well? Good poem Marlette.

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Miss Marlette

3 Weeks Ago

I prefer pigeon s**t. It has the right slippery quotient, odor and texture index. All gooey and tast.. read more

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