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A Poet Lives in Time
by john k zimmerman
Thursday, June 15, 2006
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My 500th posting.


A poet writes in time---
her time, our time
of love and death
of kittens and of cats.

A poet writes in time
in measured lines and
metered phrases
beating time,. making time

A poet in time writes
when life and love
overcomes ego
and self-consciousness

when the poet lies
exposed to the reality
of change, decay, and death
In such a time the poet writes

In time a poet lives
poem time, real time
alive to the changes and chances
of a weary world.

in tune with sea and sky
and land, alive to the
pain of those around-
In time the poet lives.

In time a poet dies
wearied by life lived
without rest or deceit
soul flayed and

spilled upon a rock feeding
the ravens of the gods
for the crime of bringing
insight to the people of earth

in a poem recalled
or a remembered line
Thru time the poet will live.

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Reviewed by L. Figgins 6/29/2006
Breathes!
Reviewed by jude forese 6/17/2006
you express the will of the poet with skill and finesse ...
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 6/17/2006
Coongratulations, John! May your next 500 poems continue to inspire, educate and delight us, just as your first 500 have!
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 6/17/2006
A living poem that sparkles with insight!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/16/2006
Congratulation on your 500th poem, John. No wonder poets are often depressed individuals. But you express this well, John. Love and peace to you,

Regis
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/16/2006
Congratulations, John, wonder where you've been! A marvelous event, this poem and your 500th posting. May we see 500 more!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 6/16/2006
This Poem Truly Lives on this page, John.
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 6/15/2006
Well I will certainly remember your poetry, but who were YOU again...? ed
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 6/15/2006
A true poet's poem, John. Thank you for this. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by alejapoet@aol.com Bennett 6/15/2006
IT IS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO READ SUCH FINE WORK.
Reviewed by Jill Eisnaugle 6/15/2006
Amen!!!! Congrats, also, on your 500th posting. This poem summarizes the lives and times of all poets, past and present. Thank you for sharing this write and best wishes for the next 500 postings!

Jill
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