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The Meaning Of Poetry”
by Tinka Boukes

Saturday, April 09, 2005
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“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
Sadly…
The situation, are seldom
Relevant to the lives
Of pupils in classrooms
Consequently
There is a huge resistance against poetry
And
What should be
One of lives greatest experiences
Poetry is suppose to provide
Entertainment
Provoke thoughts
And Glory!!


 


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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 4/11/2005
Tinka,

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

Blessings,

Robert
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,
Joseph
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 all...love n luck....BHUWAN!!!!
Reviewed by - - - - - TRASK 4/9/2005
Tinka This Is Your Z Best Yet...

TRASK
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!

Eileen
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.

~Linda
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/9/2005
Tinka,

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
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