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I Am a Poet
by Carol J Grace
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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Going over words on paper

or the computer

for the thousandth time,

revision or new vision,

which shall it be?

 

I am a storyteller, the genre

as important as the tales

I tell, the shape of the words

as vital as the feelings

they elicit.

 

Gathering together words

to make a collection,

my husband says, “Why

not write fiction, at least

that sells.”

 

I am a poet, the words

carefully chosen, not

some hash hastily thrown

together nor a formula

carefully followed

 

so that only the names

change, but every

scene remains the same,

and every conclusion

a ready resolution.

 

I am a storyteller, a poet,

and life is shrunk to exist

on twenty pound paper

between soft covers held together

by the glue of passion and observation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reflections of a Life Well Spent

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Reviewed by Dallas D'Angelo-Gary 4/5/2013
And you do it well, Carol! Never let yourself be sold short. Poetry doesn't make a lot of money, but it creates a refuge for the weary. Maintain, my Dear ... Maintain!
Reviewed by Barbara Henry 11/23/2010
Beautiful description of the poet's craft-Words used are filled with energy and life.
Continued success/
Barbara J Henry
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 10/23/2010
I am a storyteller, a poet,
and life is shrunk to exist
on twenty pound paper
between soft covers held together
by the glue of passion and observation.

So very well expressed, Carol. I appreciate the philosophical outlook that you have shared within your verses. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis

Reviewed by Karen Vanderlaan 10/20/2010
this is lovely!
Reviewed by Christine Tsen 10/20/2010
Eloquent ~
Love the last stanza!
Best Wishes,
Christine
Reviewed by George Carroll 10/20/2010
You are an accomplished poet in any genre.

George
Reviewed by Dawn Anderson 10/19/2010
Carol, I understand this well. Beautiful piece.
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