Poetry Defined

My words collected on a line
Attempt my subject to define
Spilling forth these thoughts of mine
Laid before the reader who
Flowing like a velvet wine
Tastes the words anew

Do they to the reader speak
Please the audience I seek
Or is my writing too oblique
Leaving those who read to muse
Perhaps again I have to tweak
The words that I use

For every writer knows that they
Hope the verse that they display
Pictures to the mind convey
Trips of fantasy promote
Imaginations freely play
Just from the words they wrote

Written in Scottish Stanza or six line stave, a style inspired by Margaret Fosters poem Mirran

Originally published Mar 2013

About oldmainer

I am a retired manager living in Southern Maine and a would be writer of poetry, narratives, short stories, and random opinions, and that's how Oldmainer was born. Recently, I decided to try an experiment. I added photography to the mix, using only a cheap cell phone with a limited camera and the editing software that came with it, and added the blog site Inklings at poormanspoet.wordpress.com to showcase the results. So, feel free to use whatever you find interesting or worthy, but please honor the terms of my copyright when and if you do. They may not be much, but they are still a piece of me. I appreciate your checking me out and hope that you find something that will encourage a return visit. Thanks for stopping by.
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