What is this place?

This is my poetry place where I share my poetry.

Hope you enjoy it.

It is also a place for exploring what POETRY is and the delight that can
be had in experiencing poetry.

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I can only write these partial things. I can only say what’s in my heart.
Ed

Like a bird on the wire, 
like a drunk in a midnight choir 
I have tried in my way to be free. 
Like a worm on a hook, 
like a knight from some old fashioned book 
I have saved all my ribbons for thee. 

Leonard Cohen


POETS to come! orators, singers, musicians to come!
Not to-day is to justify me and answer what I am for,
But you, a new brood, native, athletic, continental, greater than
before known,
Arouse! for you must justify me.

Walt Whitman


“The poet’s eye, in a fine frenzy rolling, doth glance from heaven to Earth, from Earth to heaven; and as imagination bodies forth the forms of things unknown, the poet’s pen turns them to shape, and gives to airy nothing a local habitation and a name; such tricks hath strong imagination.”

Shakespeare


“The poet’s mind is in fact a receptacle for seizing and storing up numberless feelings, phrases, images, which remain there until all the particles which can unite to form a new compound are present together.”

T.S.Eliot


Perhaps you consider yourself an oracle,
Mouthpiece of the dead, or of some god or other.
Thirty years now I have labored
To dredge the silt from your throat.
I am none the wiser.
 
 
Sylvia Plath

You can view or purchase nine books of my poems:  

This woman in Africa and other poems.


The gun and other poems


The Big Bang and other poems


New York and other poems


We saw your greatness and other poems


For Leonard


Requiem


The beggar


The gentle work


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