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  A Poem of Thanks to Poets who Know who They Are
by Phyllis Jean Green
Friday, September 22, 2006
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One more sad one coming up {following this]. Inspiring, though. . .I hope. Read it aloud last night for the first time {at the Friday Noon Poets reading at Market Street Books in Chapel Hi11} and almost couldn't finish. Burst into tears! Oh, well. I never promised a rose garden. Bless you for being here.
BEing a rose garden. Love and Laughter, Pea

   A Poem of Thanks

         to Poets who Know who They Are


This is bad.  I  have words.  I  have phrases.

This small amount of talent and a Bic that erases.

I picture a giant fridge plastered with magnets,

Each with a glowing adjective (ballsy, say, or magic).

I picture trying to arrange them in a way that will do

To express my gratitude for all you are, all you do.

But the magnets are weak, and the words go plop.

Adjectives tired and trite, or just plain flop.

Don't begin to describe how you help poets like me

Get past our pounding hearts and quaking knees.

Teach us to listen more and spout less.  (Even moi.).

Take care that metaphors add more than rob.

That we need to be clear at nearly any cost.

At the same time show The Rule Book it is not Boss.

Me, you have inspired with your bravery and wit.

Me, you have shown it can be good not to fit.

To admit that Hey, I am a fool.  Not the worst fate.

Far worse never to rail against Prejudice and Hate.

Never to honor a memory by being flat-out honest.

Never to look deeper.  Be a Doubting Miz Thomas?

Need to have faith and hope and. . .music!

The wit to find a rhyme for a word like. . .music!

Best add your voice to the choir, however so-so.

Remember that off-key ain' no way a no-no.

Sorry for sounding silly and for being so late

With my inane but heartfelt,  Thank you, mates!


<3 Pea <3


aka Phyllis Jean Green aka The Poet who Didn't Know. . .Doesn't Always Now  (c)



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Reviewed by Lois Christensen 3/1/2010
Comforting, inspiration, reviving, all of these and more I cannot even put in words what your poetry makes me feel. I just love yur writes and you as a person. Keep up the good work. Thanks for making me positive too and positively happy when I read your writes.
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 12/17/2006
Love your way with words. Liz
Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 11/19/2006
It was these words I read in YOUR Bio
That GOT my attention Pea~
No kiddin'
I love your Honest ways!
I'm glad I write so bluntly now...
It's nice to be finding others lately!
YOU are the Blessing! too~
Reviewed by Ken Chartrand 11/16/2006
Phyllis, Hope this day fines you well.
Read some of your poems . They are not only well written they are heartfelt with a message to each one. "A Poem of Thanks to Poets who Know who They are" is one of my favorites as is the one that was inspired by your Granddaughter. All the Best! Feel free to drop by my site at I am also here in the author's
Reviewed by Bennett 10/4/2006
You are so so so so welcome in each and every way and day by day. You are such a beauty.
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 9/25/2006
Beautifully written Pea, you are truly one of a kind...

Reviewed by Nordette Adams 9/25/2006
Beautifully humble write. You're so sweet, Pea, to say this to those who've assisted you, and we have received a gift from them as well in that we have been blessed by your works. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by jude forese 9/25/2006
be creative & well ...
Reviewed by Aberjhani 9/24/2006
My gratitude goes to you for this stirring salute to the literary enablers in our lives. No gift quite so valuable to a poet as that of one's own voice recognized, clarified, and amplified. Wonderful work.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 9/23/2006
I firmly believe that it is we who are fortunate to have found you, Pea. Thank you for sharing this gift. Love and peace to you,

Reviewed by Russ Okamura 9/23/2006
Your poem speaks loudly with truth and passion. You delivered this one with a masterful touch. Very awesome.
Reviewed by Ch'erie de Perrot 9/23/2006
Oh Sweet Pea, this is one for all those who strive to share a part of their lives, by expressing joys,sorrows, dissolutions, every emotion known to man and dog :)
Maaate, a winner TY
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 9/22/2006
Congratulations on the reading.

You go girl. Another good one from you.

Reviewed by Marcia Duning (Reader) 9/22/2006
Your my favorite poet, Pod. Just a tired one right now. Hang tough, my friend
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 9/22/2006
Well done poet!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Felix Perry 9/22/2006
You express your thanks to the poets well and from the heart, who could receive more of a blessing as that.

Reviewed by Sage Sweetwater 9/22/2006
Sweet Potato Patch! You pulled the phrases from your cleavage in your low-necked velvet gown because that is the closest place to your heart where these words develop, the metaphor forming your mounds of BIG vocabulary, and sweeten them with mead, fermented with the bees honey and I cop a buzz every trip I make to your den, Pea knowing I'm going to find something here in your den that can't be found anywhere else...the rhyme for music must be Jurassic...a time in which people lived in harmony and simpler times...quill and metaphor like what ancients did with stone ax and fire...thanks Pea, it's the variety of alphabet soup words you serve up, the tureen's edge, mixing the poetic broth that inspires me...thanks for all of your wonderful comments and correspondences that adds more rhinestones and sparkle to my days...

Your gliterati The S Word is cruising Hollywood gay starlet with silver wingtips on lavender boots, Love, Sage
Reviewed by M.Bennett Hooper (Mikii) 9/22/2006
What Joyce said and more it is in the writings of our Den that I find much to celebrate, enjoy, receive, and give. Peace, love, and blessings for caring and sharing. ,Mikii>
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 9/22/2006

Wonderful composition glowing wit-wise ~enchanting and inspiring~ with an excellent poetic voice and rhythm... A tray of ambrosias in
"A Poem of Thanks to Poets who Know who They Are".

I salute You, Poet.

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by CJ Heck 9/22/2006
Wow and geez oh man, this was really from the heart, Pea. What a wonderful tribute and also a wonderful poem by you to say thank you in.
Very well done.
Hugs and respect,
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 9/22/2006
So much truth and advice here...
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 9/22/2006
My, my, my! You've written such wonderful, heartfelt lines! I especially like:
"Take care that metaphors add more than rob.
That we need to be clear at nearly any cost.
At the same time show The Rule Book it is not Boss."

Splendid poetry! Thanks!

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 9/22/2006
Oh, Pea,

You made me cry with this awesome poem of gratitude! You inspire me with your "small amount of talent and a Bic that erases." WHAAAAAAAAT? What de heck you talkin' 'bout! I wish I had YOUR talent. Every poem I read of yours makes me wish I'd written it, durn it, and I have to repent to the Saviour for envy! :) Seriously, Pea, you are one of my faves, and it is I who should be thanking you. So, thank you. (And, you're welcome. :))

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Carmen Ruggero 9/22/2006
"Me, you have shown it can be good not to fit." That line brought tears to my eyes. We try to fit, deny our unique qualities, then what's there we can write about then? from a foreign point of view. Hats off to you, you! Unique and wonderful poet! ~~Carmen :-)
Reviewed by J M 9/22/2006
Wonderful poem Poetess..
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 9/22/2006
I'd say you are definitely one of the poets who know who they are, Phyllis!
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 9/22/2006
Dear Pea, Don't we all help, inspire, cry with and laugh with each other?! You say it so well!! Well done!

Peace. Joyce

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Phyllis Jean Green

Carrboro Poetica

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Above and Below

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Spinning Straw: the Jeff Apple Story

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  2. A Woman
  3. The Fighter
  4. I Sprung
  5. fusion of muse
  6. I'll Be Doing It Until I Die
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  8. The Domino Effect
  9. Shoes
  10. synchronized
  11. The Garden of Death
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  13. ISIS, et al
  14. Wind
  15. Fifty Bales of Hay....
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  17. Ahhh . . . Thinking About Things
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