Of Poets and Their Purges

Of Poets and Their Purges

A Poem by Constance-Outspoken

Poets are not made by publishing firms nor
professors of prose in finer institutions
born apart, borne of imaginings are we,
existentially emoted by the universe

Eternal seekers must all proper poets be
though there's limit to just what can be found
for we are naught more than vehicles housing
all that someone else dared not attempt to say

True poetry's discovered not in text, or in tome
but riding the breath of inspiration,
perched and waiting on one's cerebral wave,
to be vomited, staggering onto some page

© 2010 Constance-Outspoken

Author's Note

I feel there is a stanza missing just before the last, though here is where I found myself.

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I like your definition of a poet. I think this poem is very thought provoking 'cause it just made me think of my own definition of a poet. This is a nice and appreciative poem; and even if I don't really consider myself as a poet, I feel like I can totally relate with this.

Keep Writing. ^___^

Posted 11 Years Ago

This is so true

I hate it when people think that you are
not a writer just because you didn't go to school
for it

I have met people who have written greater poems
than of the ones who have been published

Great write Constance

Thank you for sharing

Posted 12 Years Ago

A fair round of applause this piece deserves. It strikes the meaning right to the core, no deviation. Very descriptive nature. However, I felt that some how.. stanzas are not thoroughly connected, they are individually flawless, but its a poem after all. nevertheless.. I enjoyed this to the fullest, great poem. =]

Posted 12 Years Ago

Such language and story in your words. I like each line in this poem. Strong and with a purpose. I started writing poetry at 10 years old. I believe I read too many Mark Twain and Jack London books. Last lines were my favorite. A excellent poem.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I just love the vivid imagery and feelings your words evoke. I've been here over two years now and have seen reviews of all sorts; many that focus only on form or grammar... Yet... it's the message of poetry that moves the poet... As you've stated here, it's the inspiration brought to life. Beautifully spoken!

Posted 12 Years Ago

"Poetry is the synthesis of hyacinths and biscuits." - Carl Sandburg. Frankly I've never found a better description of it till I read this.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Wow, beautiful and concise. This poem is definitely 'a breath of inspiration'.. if I ever did see one.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Words and verse make echos and sometimes all we need to do is write to our self's.. I do this a lot not all that poets write are in the book store the best sellers are in a self at home full of dust.. and those poets are us.
Thank God.. we do not post all the poetry here.. because this site will explode!
I like how you penned this words and they teach so much.. ~
An artist is an artist wherever he or she is at !

Posted 12 Years Ago

I don't see anything missing, I think you have summed it up perfectly! "Riding the breath of inspiration" I am keeping that in mind today, thank you.

Posted 12 Years Ago

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Added on March 27, 2010
Last Updated on March 27, 2010
Tags: poetry, writing, inspiration, poets, imagination



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