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Poesy is the process of creating poetry.

What drives one to commit poetic acts?

To struggle with words and lay out the facts

Of cognitive process probing abyssal zone

 Of absolute being, of essence alone?


What causes from a poetís soul, ink to flow

And bleed on bare fields in patterns so?

What causes from a poetís being, words to fly

To alight on a medium, their sounds to cry?


What wrings from a poetís spirit, phrases of rhyme

So complex simple, yet cognizant of time?

What draws from a poetís core, melodic verses

That in tone and timbre, exotic beauty nurses?


Itís pain, rage, anger, hurt. And itís despair.

Itís all of the above, and feelings beyond repair.

But also itís love, empathy, happiness, and joy,

All the great list of pleasures they employ.


Warbles of language, the poetís emotions extract,

To clothe their pages with raiment, color exact,

Then juggle pieces fondly more precisely to convey

What brain, being, essence, core and soul can say. 








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Reviewed by *********** ********** (Reader)
I agree with Robert.

Hey this is great...Isn't it amazing how we create? I love it...desire it...words can be woven just like thread....and I'll always find that .. miraculous...Ty, Dani
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
I agree with you. Good write Leland!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by jude forese
first a poet must become a living poem... your poem is a very descriptive portrayal of a poet...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader)
Actually, I think we are all a bit 'teched. [smiles]
Love it.
Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster
Now this is a great write. Love it, Trish.
Reviewed by Kate Clifford
A great write beautifully done.
Reviewed by Joseph* OneLight*ģ
Superb write Leland ... into the library it goes!

Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader)
You are exactly right, great poem in every way.
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
I agree with Ted DEEP CRAP!!...and little shit!!
But who stays nice to prose...until the hurt goes...pheeeeeeewwwww!!

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Couln't have said it better myself but I keep trying. Good stuff.
Reviewed by Sara Russell
Leland - thanks so much for your comment on my poem! If you hadn't posted it, I would not have discovered your treasure trove of poems. This one's great - I will bookmark your page and be back again later to read some more and post reviews.

Also your book Vigilante Virus looks fascinating, I'll have to download the sample, it's just the kind of story that intrigues me! ...... Sara.
Reviewed by Bianca Boonstra
You are so right!
Reviewed by Fawn Caldwell
To capture what's on one's mind in this prose is great.
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader)
It is what the soul says that gets the body in deep crap.
Reviewed by Retta (Reindeer) Mckenzie
This was wonderful, I loved your description here, excellent!

Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
I heard recently that all poetry is 'seduction' or the act of one trying in someway to seduce ...I don't know if that's true or even if I agree with it...but for me poesy is
I will save your poem to study it has many great thoughts in it,you have me thinking.
Best wishes always
Reviewed by Linda Hill
When a poet writes
its a voice from the
soul. I have always
believed that.
Excellent write,
my friend.


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