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  To a Poet's Poet
by Phyllis Jean Green
Monday, October 03, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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The painting is by Alex Booth of the U.K. Poetic, isn't it?

To a  Poetís Poet
Just a few words strung together.
Just a few pictures wrapped as words.
Tied with a little string instead of a bow.
Just a few hearts, just a few hands,
reaching for the warmth of skin
remembers itís flesh.  Just a few hints
of essence of rose.  Coffee in the morning,
bread warm from the stove.  Nape
of a neck perfumed with soap.  Just a bit
of paper, not a few piles of eraser bits.  
Just a bit of heartbreak, just a little loss.
Soupcon of broth from an outsized ladle
to feed a multitude on very few fish.
In between a thrill goes  too deep
to be prose.  Just the thing about being
human.  Just the rhythms humans hum.
All this and more you bring us, Poet.
Bring out on a platter you keep warm,
Napkin with a smile.  Just a few tears.  
Okay, a lot.   Poetry spelled L I f e
not at all like falling off a log.   Real
thank-you poem not a little hard
to write.    Best to read the poem
penning itself inside.

(c)  Phyllis Jean Green, October, 2005

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Reviewed by Victoria Murray
You are such a talent! Love your work.

Reviewed by Hilding Lindquist
Ahhhhhhhhh, treasures found!

... Just the thing about being
human. Just the rhythms humans hum.
All this and more you bring us, Poet.


... Best to read the poem
penning itself inside.

Like my teenage friends tell me, awesome.


Hilding "Gus" Lindquist
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
The poem is much more poetic than the painting. I do not mean that in a disparaging way, I just feel that poems should stand alone, and on their on, without all the trappings which are so popular these days. I can understand why people want to put images on their poems, but I also understand that it . . . is . . . NOT . . . necessary and in some cases a distraction. I loved your poem, especially the feeding of the fishes.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys
Excellent write Pea, filled with wise words...

love and peace, Carole
Reviewed by Felix Perry
Words of light wisdom that say so much well done.
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci
I agree a poem write itself I rarely sit down and say I think I want to write a poem. the poem usually tells me to sit and write
Reviewed by Sandie Angel
A poem about life is a true poem. Good job Pea!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU
It is a unique composition. "To a Poet's Poet" sings
beautifully with a symbolistcal VOICE that enchants
the soul and nourishes the mind.

Long Healthy Creative Life, Sublime Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
You right!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero
This poem warms my heart, Pea. That last line tied it up neatly and spot on. :-)

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater
Food for thought and you wrapped this up very simply and neat and I'll take this poem with an apertif and some After Eight Dinner mints. Thanks Phyllis! I am calmed. Relaxed to the max, smelling the essence of rose.

Reviewed by jude forese
yes, the best poems write themselves ... they speak of life as they unfold within the poet and reveal the essence of our beings ...

excellent poem ,poet ...
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