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Words Like Racing Shells
by Carmen Ruggero
Tuesday, January 10, 2006
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Too many words muddle the poet’s page.
Golden rhymes, and meter schemes beguile
the senses, alluring words, but are we sage?
Ethereal concepts one by one we file,

but do we stop to see, and sieve the dream,
distinguish between truth, and fancies’ will,
hit its value quick to extract what it means,
or do we rhyme our tunes to suit our thrill?

Words, poet, faster than hot racing shells
will penetrate the eye, the heart, and mind,
and destroy all that in the spirit dwells.
Let our rhyme be sage, not deft, but kind.

Too many words, poet; the muse we blame,
so next time, when it speaks, ask for its name.


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Reviewed by The Smoking Poet
We like to imagine ourselves sage, don't we? Perhaps we just speak for so many others...
Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen
Much wisdom herein, Carmen. No muddled thoughts here! Much enjoy your work.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green
Spot on!! <3 'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
I think your thinking very clearly with this write. My prayers are with you.
Reviewed by Bobbi Duffy
Sage advice for any poet. Good job.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray
A superbly-crafted poetic offering, Carmen; and it is most meaningful as well. Thank you for sharing it. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Sandra Mushi
I'm very good at blah blah blah too. Lol. I enjoyed this one, Carmen!

God bless,

Reviewed by Paul Williams
Poetic wisdom abounds in these lines Carmen, revised to enhance our enjoyment, excellent.

Reviewed by RD Larson
Very well-done. A picture that I totally recognise. This is gorgeous.
Reviewed by jude forese
your knowledge of applying poetic ideals is reflected in this astute and superbly crafted poem ...
Reviewed by Lori Moore
Excellent poetry!
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Wisdom shines perfectly and poetically in verse; well done, Carmen!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
Thought provoking write sis!!

Oh I know i always talk too!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by E T Waldron
Ahhhhhh Carmen. Trust you to get to the heart of the matter!;-)
If only I could apply your wisdom, when I write. I'll save this and keep it on my desktop;-) Brilliant work poet!

Reviewed by Peter Paton
There is great beauty and meaninfulness in simplicity and economy of words, when delivered from a pure heart Carmen !
You articulate it eloquently in this superb composition !
I concur with Cynth'ya below, this pen is in the upper echelons of your labours !
Reviewed by J M
This is wonderful I never read the first posting of this one but I can say this is well written and thought provoking. I enjoyed the meaningful poetry this morning.
Reviewed by Cynth'ya
Hey, I like this one too Sistah Girl! Hope you're remembering Miss Mary. . . and her special song!
blessin's and love to you, this is one of the best ones you've written that I've observed. Preach on Sistah Poet!
Reviewed by Shoma Mittra
I am with you there completely. Much of the time what I write seems like bad verse to me and I wonder why I ever put them down .

Enjoyed the poem very much indeed. - shoma
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
I have constantly been accused of using too many words within my poems, for the most part. In my defense, I tend to tell stories with some sort of moral imbedded within and that makes me go on and on and on and on and . . .
Reviewed by Only A Poet
a very wise and thought provoking write, enjoyed.
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