For Mija who wanted to write a poem before she died

For Mija who wanted to write a poem before she died

A Poem by Chris Shaw
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( Written after watching the Korean film Poetry)

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Soft summer drizzle on your skin,
you sit reflecting life and years.
No tears, though rainfall dews your cheeks,
absorbed in sadness, shame and fears.
These quiet moments, you alone.
A harvest ripened from the grain.
A crop of sorrow gathered there,
stored in your barn of inner pain.
Grey river coldly hurries by,
an empty page, the words won't play
and only drops of heavy rain
will leave their wretched mark this day.
Yet deep within your poet's soul,
your undeserving torment builds.
The feelings that you'll soon express,
about to blast across the fields.
And when they do, that's when we'll see
you've found your voice in poetry.

© 2018 Chris Shaw


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Beautiful melancholic piece. Bottled up, 'undeserving' feelings and torment are indeed harsh motivators for a poetic soul.. like a drawn out, lasting trigger. I reckon Mija is a character from that film? I hope, real or fictional, she gets her solace.

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you for dropping by and leaving aoveky review.

Chris



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I've never seen the movie but how you pen a poem in regards to it is very nice Ms. Shaw. I hope I'll one day find my voice within poetry. For now I admire yours and others. Thank you for sharing this poem.

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

You are so very kind. The movie Poetry is well worth viewing Undecided. Many thanks for stopping by... read more
I see you have reposted what must be a very meaningful piece for you
I have not seen the movie but I think your poetic description is quite likely every bit as impressive.
I can almost feel that soft summer drizzle (actually I can feel it because it doesn't seem to stop raining here )
Hope your sun is still shinning and thanks for this bit of excellence

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

You must see the movie to understand this poem fully. Thanks Dave.

Chris
Beautiful melancholic piece. Bottled up, 'undeserving' feelings and torment are indeed harsh motivators for a poetic soul.. like a drawn out, lasting trigger. I reckon Mija is a character from that film? I hope, real or fictional, she gets her solace.

Posted 2 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you for dropping by and leaving aoveky review.

Chris
dearest Chris... I have had a few Korean friends in my past... they are very delicate by Nature... they view Love as a flower.. and everything they do has a gentle Spirit.. and therefor.. very poetic. I can imagine the tears of Rain in your poem being a gift of blessings. tenderly, Pat

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

This film touched me in a way that others haven't. Thank you Pat.
Chris I absolutely love all the descriptions you write here especially the ‘barn of inner pain’ that is exquisitely beautiful
Thanks for a great poem to read !💁‍♀️

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Julie. I had forgotten this poem until I remembered the barn of inner pain. Pleased you en.. read more
So well done. One could only hope to reach your level of talent.

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

That is a really nice compliment you have paid me Keith. I am humbled by it. You write very well you.. read more
Very sweet poem. I enoyed it greatly.

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Chris Shaw

2 Months Ago

Thank you Jung Lee. I appreciate you.

Chris
JungLee

2 Months Ago

You ae welcome
Not having seen the film that inspired this poem, I can only comment in a secondary way, but the work's subject seems to be about someone of older years, possibly with an agricultural background and limited education, who aspires to write poetry. The person may have led a difficult life, but is still intent on writing. Writers block is hampering efforts, but there is no turning back, and somehow we know the attempt will eventually be successful. The poet has done an excellent job here, not only with rhyming, but in conveying the sense of courage and struggle.

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Many thank yous, and if you get the chance to view the film you won't be disappointed.
hris
Just had this flagged up by Lorry. A wonderfully sad poem that flowingly and with eloquence tells the tale of this Korean woman. Must try to see it and will add it to the growing list!

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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thanks John. The film is a must see. Pleased that Lorry directed you here. :)

Chris
A unique tribute to Mija and two Korean arts.
Lovely and uplifting, Chris!

Posted 2 Years Ago


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Chris Shaw

2 Years Ago

Thank you Jimmy. Always appreciate your reviews. Take care.

Chris

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Albert, my paternal grandfather introduced me to Tennyson when I was nine. I have loved poetry ever since but did not attempt writing a single piece until I was 40. It's never too late to try somethin.. more..

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