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Artless
by Helga Ross
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Thoughts on the art of writing poetry…


It looks like poetry; it reads like war,

or obscenity, self-pity, vent spleen.

It sees itself small, artless art the core;

too much the common touch shows itself mean.

And the work is easy—as a whore bestows,

her favors like her beads; the flesh as garb;

reveals without respect for what she shows;

makes satisfaction without sate the barb.

 

Poet, I know you; you, the one with heart,

withhold—bared, the best part, shone your honor.

We share, take care with pains we’d impart,

hone the stuff our darkest thoughts dishonor.

So, we care gaudy baubles pass as jewels?

Well…we’re obscure and they’re the famous fools.

 

© Helga Ross 2004, 2008.

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Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 7/7/2004
Helga - prosed beautifully ... you are in "Vogue" with this exceptional piece! Robert.
Reviewed by jude forese 7/4/2004
a superbly crafted sonnet ...
Reviewed by E. Richardson 7/4/2004
Very nicely done! Great composition and flow...even better message!
Reviewed by Lady Peg (Reader) 7/3/2004
Helga,
This is insightful and well expressed loved that last line...
lP
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 7/3/2004
I agree with Eileen: you've got class, Helga. "Artless" brings a loud and clear message, in flowless poetic form. Spot on!

Carmen :-)
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 7/3/2004
Oh no!! you found my weekend photo.

This also shows how one reads the subtext.

Splendid..
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 7/3/2004
How true.
Excellent thought provoking poem.
Best wishes
from
kay.
Reviewed by E T Waldron 7/3/2004
Helga like the photo you are all class, and this is
a superb sonnet, for poets to know the difference.
Reviewed by Tami Ryan 7/3/2004
Very well expressed, Helga. I like this.
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