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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    "What's in the words," the critic asked,
    "That makes one read the rhyme,
    To ponder greatly through each page,
    To savor every line?"

    "What make the verse intriguing so,
    And catching to the eye?
    What tugging force pulls many hearts,
    And makes the reader cry?"

    "What's in the words," the poet cried,
    "That is felt from within?"
    The thoughts and dreams, the in-betweens
    Expelling through his pen.

    "Each verse that's read will grab your soul,
    And take you high or low;
    To laugh or cry, a smile or sigh
    Emotions from you flow."

    "If you've not felt the tugging force,"
    The poet spoke to him,
    "If truth be known to safely say
    That you've never read them.

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    Hi Sally,

    Good poem, and I'm pleased to see you kept the rhythm going so well. I love the response to the critic, especially the last lines. Sometimes I don't think they see the forest for the trees.

    Terence


    Posted By Terence | Jun 10, 2007
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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    All too true Terence :)

    A lot of people who I'd often told that I was a poet, would reply back and try to tell me that poetry was dead. And had died in the 60s
    WHAT!!! I said. NO WAY!
    I told them that today's poetry is nothing like those fingersnapping poetry readings they had back then. And if one had an open mind and read from todays poets they would certainly see the difference.

    So to those closed minded people I wrote The Poet and the Critic.

    Thanks for your comment Terence it was greatly appreciated.

    Blessings

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    I agree. Poetry is very alive and well in this time. Should the artist, when he stares at an empty canvass, worry about Picasso, Da Vinci, or Michelangelo? Should a poet then worry about Shakespeare, Frost, Keats? All I ever worry about is meaning that I and my reader can understand.


    Posted By Kit Carson | Jun 13, 2007
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    Benny New Member

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    Indeed!!!!!! Great write, Sally! I absolutely loved this work...fantastic to the last drop of the final sylable..er, syllable...or, uh...sillyble...or Sallyable!


    Posted By Benny | Jun 14, 2007
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    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Thanks so much you guys!

    Mike:

    Yes, Poetry is alive and well, and is kicking its legs in unison to let everyone know IT"S POETRY!!! let's read it, write it, and devour every word!

    Benny:

    Sallyable's sillyable syllables. Cool tongue twister there.
    Thanks for the comments There are greatly appreciated :)

    Blessings

    Jer4clarity Lover of Meanings

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    Awesome

    Sally,

    You always could put your pen and your muse to work . The rhyme in this is fantastic. And the very interesting thing is that you do exactly what your poem describes. You hold the readers hand and walk them through each word, line and verse.

    My Fav:

    You can bet I'm a fan!

    Jerry :coffee:

    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Thanks Jer:

    Your comments mean so much to me. I greatly appreciate you taking the time to read my work.
    You are indeed a spendid poet in your own write and I always look forward in reading your work as well. :)

    Thanks again dear friend

    Blessings

    erikestabrook JPiC Premium VIP Member

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    a nice exploration going on here,
    a master poet talking to a critic,
    the convo gets pretty involved and it was great

    Sally Roberts Forestdawn

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    Thanks so much erik:

    This poem was to get the critic's attention, when the poet told him about what is to be read within a poem rather than just reading the words of a poem. There's always more to a poem than just the words themselves.

    I think the critic got the idea :)

    Thanks again

    Blessings

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    magnificent poem Sally I sometimes wonder the same thing how I get some reviews with only a few readers excellent penning
    hugs kisses
    tom


    Posted By Bear | Jun 17, 2007
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