Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

I Shall Write Again

Michael Degenhardt Avatar  Send Soup Mail  Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled I Shall Write Again which was written by poet Michael Degenhardt. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Michael Degenhardt

Best Michael Degenhardt Poems

+ Fav Poet

I Shall Write Again

My heart is here, though my mind, it is not
Unfortunately, so distant am I from this shore
Still, poetry waves crest on the surface of my mind
Alas, I remain too busy to write by the score

Yet, I shall return to you again, once more

Look not at the emptiness of thought from my page
Rather, consume the potential, the words soon to see
For here, despite distant, I remain steadfast to write
For a poet is what I was truly meant to be

As my words and thoughts were not meant just for me

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 11/3/2008 12:59:00 PM
    2 wonderful poems, Michael. Best wishes for the final round. Lainie

  1. Date: 11/1/2008 5:03:00 PM
    Michael - Great job two to the finals - God Bless

  1. Date: 10/30/2008 6:15:00 PM
    Congratulations on both your poem making the semi finals. God Bless Phyl. I have to keep everything short as I am having physio on my arm and was told to stay off the computer ( I do not listen to good) Good Luck. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 2:01:00 PM
    This poem is great and is the true essence of a writer. Some of the same thoughts have gone through my head. Thanks for for your encouragement in my writing and congratulations for making it to the semi finals.

  1. Date: 10/28/2008 9:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals Michael. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 10:30:00 PM
    Hello Michael Congrats on your wonderful poem making the semi-finals and best of luck in the finals!! Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 1:41:00 PM
    Congratulations Michael on having two poems selected in the semi-finals--a second honor for this poem. Way to go! Good luck in the finals. Karen

  1. Date: 10/27/2008 5:40:00 AM
    Warmest congrats Michael on making the first round! Good luck! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 10/26/2008 1:54:00 PM
    Congrats on being selected in the first round of judging, awesome work, always, Christy

  1. Date: 8/20/2008 2:10:00 AM
    Ah! Michael, Written as only a great poet can. Lainie

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 12:49:00 PM
    Michael - I personally enjoy every word you share with us - Congrats on being featured this week

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 10:30:00 AM
    Congratulations Michael on having your poem featured! Nicole

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 9:38:00 AM
    Congratulations Michael on the re-feature of "I Shall Write Again." Vince

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 6:31:00 AM
    Congratulations Michael on your poetry being featured once again! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 4:06:00 AM
    Congratulations Michael on your poetry being featured once again this week. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/18/2008 12:44:00 AM
    Congrats on your feature this week Michael.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 7/6/2008 10:44:00 AM
    Hi Michael I could really relate to this one. So true we poets are meant to share our unique percpectives with each other for they broaden our own horizons! Thanks for sharing this with us all hun. Truly enjoyed. Congrats on your well deserved feature write this week. Love Light Truth Patricia

  1. Date: 7/4/2008 10:26:00 AM
    Congratulations on having this very eloquent poem featured. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 6/12/2008 11:39:00 AM
    well put my friend congrats on this being featured and you shall flourish with brillance in your return so sorry for late returns I have not been best in healt last few months great job keep up the great writting hugs

  1. Date: 6/10/2008 4:12:00 PM
    Nice reflection on writing. I really like the last line. Congratulations on having your poem featured. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen