What is Poetry?

Poetry is my 
drug of choice,

calming rain, 
rays of sunshine. 

an antidote 
to suffering,

waltzing words
on lonely nights,

my lost lover 
whispering
in my ear,

release, 
of fear,

wind beneath
birds in flight,

illuminating 
light,

immortality...

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Vautaw

Sat 7th Dec 2019 00:01

I have never found anyone that can sing about the dark side of love as well as the legendary Leonard Cohen. Happy discovery Lynn!

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Vautaw

Fri 6th Dec 2019 23:58

Thank you Dorothy❣️🙏

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Do.RoThy

Fri 29th Nov 2019 19:42

Beautifully elaborated, good choice of words....☺

Lynn Hamilton

Fri 29th Nov 2019 18:52

Sing Another Song Boys... Leonard Cohen... Songs of Love And Hate. Interested.... Google.

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Vautaw

Tue 5th Nov 2019 14:01

Thank you Jennifer and Martin. I appreciate you reading and leaving feedback. 💖

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Vautaw

Tue 5th Nov 2019 14:00

Yes Tom, I agree. I love that song. The video is cool too! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2AMMb9CiScI
Leonard had a true gift of writing soulful lyrics.

jennifer Malden

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 17:18

Really liked this - especially wind beneath birds in flight - wish I had been able to write this one.

Jennifer

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Martin Elder

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 15:06

What a great opening line to a thought provoking poem.

Love it

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Tom

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 13:29

Wow, that's great news about Leonard. Have you heart 'Happens To The Heart'? I think it's one of the best things he's done recently (dying being one of the worst). 😞 I'll have to have a think and see if I can compose something on your topic... 😃

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Vautaw

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:56

Thanks Tom! Your comment reminds me that "Thanks for the Dance" by Leonard Cohen will be out soon. His poetry lives on! I think I need to add that immortal aspect in this somewhere..

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Tom

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:49

Oh yes "waltzing words - on lonely nights" it's good to dance. Love this.

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Vautaw

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:49

Dear Poets,

The ... is a prompt to write what poetry means to you!

V

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Vautaw

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:46

PO! So happy to see you here again. XO. Welcome home old friend! 💖

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poemagraphic

Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:41

Mmmmm
Showing us, what can not be seen V

Well done my old friend.
Po

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