Join (Free!) | Login  

     Popular! Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry
   Services MarketPlace (Free to post!)
Where Authors and Readers come together!


Featured Authors:  Debby Rosenberg, ial squitieri,sr, iNeil Levin, iLakshmi Sharma, iJeff Alt, iDavid Litwack, iBill Johnson, i

  Home > Poetry > Poetry
Popular: Books, Stories, Articles, Poetry     

Tinka Boukes

· Become a Fan
· Contact me
· Sponsor Me!
· Success story
· Books
· Articles
· Poetry
· News
· Stories
· Blog
· 978 Titles
· 20,385 Reviews
· Save to My Library
· Share with Friends!
Member Since: Nov, 2002


Subscribe to the Tinka Boukes Newsletter. Enter your name and email below and click "sign me up!"
Tinka Boukes, click here to update your pages on AuthorsDen.

Featured Book
Arctic Naturalist, The Life of J. Dewey Soper
by Anthony Dalton

Dewey Soper was the last of the great pioneer naturalists in Canada. He was also a skilled and meticulous explorer, particularly in the Arctic and sub-Arctic...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Featured Book
Dream I Can by Susie Gallucci, Illustrated by Amy Sellers
by Amy Sellers

FUN, Interactive Board Book for first readers...  
BookAds by Silver
Gold and Platinum Members

Popular Poetry (Poetry)
  1.  G R A S S
  2.  Words Will Never Express How Lucky I am to
  3.  Facing the fuure
  4.  Love is Like a Flower
  5.  Withdrawn...
  6.  Ominous
  7.  Water Kinda Runnin' Kinda Dim
  8.  It's Simple
  9.  You Don’t Know Me
  10.  A Little Drop of Rain
  11.  Blood Of A Slave, Heart Of A King
  12.  The Liar
  14.  No Room for Fear
  15.  Pond Of Soul
  16.  Freedom of Speech
  17.  Wishful Thinking
  18.  Blessed
  19.  Yesterday
  20.  Yet Another Poem of my Love

The Meaning Of Poetry”
by Tinka Boukes

Saturday, April 09, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
Share   Print  Save   Become a Fan

Recent poems by Tinka Boukes
•  Happy Easter
•  Oh Gentle Breeze
•  RIP Babygirl
•  In Memory Of my Dad
           >> View all 912


“A Poet is someone who tells you to go to hell

in a way

 that makes you
eager to start the journey”


The Meaning Of Poetry”


Human species
Is the only
Creative species
And it has only one
Creative instrument
The individual mind
And the spirit of a man
And poetry
Is not simply
Something to study at school
It is something to live for
To love
It crops up everywhere
In pop songs
In novels
Even in sport pages
And in news papers
We live poetry all the time
The situation, are seldom
Relevant to the lives
Of pupils in classrooms
There is a huge resistance against poetry
What should be
One of lives greatest experiences
Poetry is suppose to provide
Provoke thoughts
And Glory!!


Copyright ©2005 Tinka Boukes
All Rights Reserved

Want to review or comment on this poem?
Click here to login!

Need a FREE Reader Membership?
Click here for your Membership!

Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/11/2005

Great and deeply meaningful thought and poetic conviction here!! An extraordinary write my friend ... superb!!


Reviewed by Carole Mathys 4/10/2005
Written with eloquence and truth Tinka...wonderful write

Hugs, Carole
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 4/10/2005
This is very true. ~ Sara
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/10/2005
Your poem has provoked many thoughts, Tinka - and it's a very good one.

PS My old boss used to tell me to go to hell quite frequently, too - but he was no damn poet, that's for sure!
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 4/10/2005
I like this
Reviewed by jude forese 4/10/2005
an excellent creative poetic analysis!
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*® 4/10/2005
Like the quote and the poem too!

Love & Light,
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 4/10/2005
TINKA....HUGS...this is a real gem and a keeper for sure..,one of ure very best write and this should be read by n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/9/2005
Tinka This Is Your Z Best Yet...

Reviewed by William Bonilla 4/9/2005
Amen! to this Well penned Piece
now Tinka on your new bio photo
Who is that lovely lady
dressed in blue next to you?

William .....Peace & Love
Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/9/2005
Well you are poetry Tinka, so enjoy it sis!

Reviewed by Linda Hill 4/9/2005
Excellent write Tinka..
A poet shouts to the world..a poet bears their hearts..
Too bad more don't listen.
Great work, my friend.

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/9/2005

I love your introductory quote--excellent! Made me grin. :)

And this write is spot on! :)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Dave Harm 4/9/2005
Great write... a poet says what the soul wants to hear...
Reviewed by George Jackson 4/9/2005
Absolutely. Great thoughts, Tinka.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/9/2005
You may not know who Alice Kramden was, but you certainly do know poetry and the poet, both within and without...Ed
Reviewed by George Carroll 4/9/2005
When I was a kid if you said you liked poetry or wrote it, you were considered a fag. That kind of thinking still prevails.
Reviewed by L. Figgins 4/9/2005
Can we hear an "Amen", brother and sister scribes of the literary soul?! So true, Tinka. I love that opening quote!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/9/2005
Truer words have never been spoken. Write on!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/9/2005
excellent write, tinks; very well done! brava!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in america, karen lynn in texas. :D
Authors alphabetically: A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Featured Authors | New to AuthorsDen? | Add AuthorsDen to your Site
Share AD with your friends | Need Help? | About us

Problem with this page?   Report it to AuthorsDen
© AuthorsDen, Inc. All rights reserved.