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From the Inkpot

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From the Inkpot

Oh yes! Poetry is still alive and well,
And in these modern times a poet may tell
By picking up any near-by pen
To express the beauty felt with-in.
Of these often troubled times, 
A quiet place to compose rhymes 
Blocks out the chaos of the day,
And lets the beauty steal away.
Tranquil waves upon the shore makes silence fall
On dirty city streets where roaches crawl.
The lovely mountain mist roams unaware
Of the voggy, sultry, humid air.
The graceful movements as cotton clouds drift by
Alas, defers to ‘Time’ on a pedestal set high.
Yet moments stolen from a hectic day
Keeps poet’s hearts safe from the fray.

© 2012 Connie Marcum Wong

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  1. Date: 5/22/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Lovely imagery Connie, enjoyed it.

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 11:42:00 AM
    Rereading this lovely one on poetry. Your heart is filled with poetry, connie.

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 12:11:00 PM
    Your poem ia relief. I'm having a lot of work and stress these days and I really feel what you are saying in such a plain and pleasant style! Thank you for sharing; it's so uplifting after a long hard day's work! :) Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 11/19/2012 12:10:00 PM
    Your poem ia relief. I'm having a lot of work and stress these days and I really feel what you are saying in such a plain and pleasant style! Thank you for sharing; it's so uplifting after a long hard day's work! :) Love, Hanitra

  1. Date: 11/16/2012 8:52:00 AM
    Oh Connie, this is so poignant, reading this reminds me of my favourite classics from wordsworth and many others...from that classical period.. guess i just love this.....

  1. Date: 11/9/2012 2:57:00 PM
    So many places to find inspiration Connie and you seem to have many. Lovely narrative with so many great details that keep a poet insired.

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 11:03:00 AM
    What you've written here is all so true, Connie--- that inkpot can definitely be akin to some kind of soothing salve, or would that be balm on a very tiring day... beautifully written and I can't help but wish I can have more time to just write right now... thanks for sharing your thoughts on writing so eloquently here. Also my heartfelt thanks for your inspiring comments in mine. Hugs to you :)

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 12:15:00 AM
    You certainly have it pegged down. Nice title choice - there's something about the word inkpot that signifies generations past and generations to come - so long as the poet has a pen, poetry lives on. Well written Connie!

  1. Date: 10/28/2012 3:46:00 PM
    Ohh I'm pouting you had me transported to heaven and threw in roaches LOL Light & Love

    Marcum Wong Avatar Connie Marcum Wong
    Date: 10/28/2012 5:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Roaches are part of life in the tropics. Sorry. I added them because this poem is about contrasts and how poetry helps remove one into a sublime place.
  1. Date: 10/27/2012 5:56:00 PM
    by the way, I was sure I had recently looked and don't even remember seeing this one of yours to comment to!!! this is really nice, Connie.

  1. Date: 10/27/2012 5:55:00 PM
    connie, you know so well the reason behind poetry and what inspires us all. We should call YOU CLEVER Connie!!! But that does not even capture you!! Can't think of a good C word for you right now. Can you?

  1. Date: 10/26/2012 6:49:00 AM
    What a beautiful day to sit and read the many diverse poems here at the Soup. I am so happy yours were among the ones I am able to read today Connie. I hope your weekend is exciting and so full of life and that you might find even more inspiration to write. Love, Carol XXXX

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 5:44:00 PM
    wonderful poem Connie, enjoyed, love elizabeth