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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 
in my ear,

of fear,

wind beneath
birds in flight,




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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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Fri 6th Dec 2019 23:58

Thank you Dorothy❣️?


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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Tue 5th Nov 2019 14:01

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

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Tue 5th Nov 2019 14:00

Yes Tom, I agree. I love that song. The video is cool too!
Leonard had a true gift of writing soulful lyrics.

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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.


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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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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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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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Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:49

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

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Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:49

Dear Poets,

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


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Sun 3rd Nov 2019 12:46

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

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