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 retired and live in southern Maine with my wife and two dogs. I started Oldmainer .wordpress.com as an outlet for my occasional opinions and random observations, with some poetry thrown in. I welcome anyone that wants to kick back and join me here on the porch, exploring all the gifts we have been given and the memories collected. Thanks for stopping by.
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