Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Why, ... Poetry!

Why, ... Poetry!  Hello there…
I wasn’t expecting you.
You are so beautiful.
Let’s go sit for a while, and talk.
Take me again, the way you do, to places unknown.
Capture me with your words.
Wipe my tears
and hold my fear, undisturbed.
Like old friends with history
who pick up right where we left off.
We are different, you and I,
but we understand each other somehow.
I read you like a book,
and you see right through me
shining light into my darkness.
You know what I’m about to say
before I say it.
That  funny way you talk,
I’d recognize your voice anywhere.
Why, ... Poetry
you are a gift to me.

Patricia Spreng

Joining with:
T.S. Poetry Press who is prompting "Why Poetry?" and
High Calling Focus photography challenge for Contre-jour hosted by Kelly Sauer.
You can find my light photos here http://www.flickr.com/photos/patriciaspreng/


  1. Tribute to poetry in poetry, can't get much better than that, great verse.

  2. I love the way you did this, beautiful. Poetry such a gift to all of us!

  3. that's how I feel about the wonderful gift of poetry... greatly said

  4. So it is as John Adams said, "You will never be alone with a poet in your pocket."

    It is comforting to have a poet as a friend, isn't it?

    Cheers to you . . . and your friend.

  5. poetry is a wonderful gift...it does see write through us...into those places we sometimes would rather keep but in turning them over sets us free...

  6. Nice personification of the muse.

  7. I like to answer its call; it is truly a gift~

  8. ah yes - poetry is indeed a gift to us...and always so good to recognize the voice in the noise of life around...hello there...best when we're not expecting the muse to visit...

  9. Loved this line especially: "that funny way you talk."

  10. I love it... the relationship b/t poet and poetry as friends who pick up right where they left off.

  11. What a playful, fun poem, Pat, and an absolutely stunning photo!

  12. ...and an amazing photo! It looks as though that leaf is winged and ready to take flight!

  13. love this,

    very beautiful thought on poetry itself, it is indeed a gift for all to have and share.

    keep inspiring.


  14. "why Poetry hello there"... poetry is indeed what you describe! Enjoyed your words.

  15. It is indeed a gift, a gift to read and a gift to write. Good poem, Patricia.

  16. I love this! The poem is so inviting. People think poetry is hard. No, it isn't. It's like this.


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