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Below is the poem entitled Maestro which was written by poet Sherese Gooden. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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The silence you note does not represent 
drought. It is frozen words under his pen.
Witness his Greatness tapping thoughts
surfing the sea, sailing on heights that us mere
mortals imagine unreal.  The ceaseless tapping 
goes on and on.

The tap-tapping goes on into silence
broken by a pause – Saturday calls
Maestro, it is time to play.  Words don’t play;
note the form, a line must be perfect. 
Is this a sonnet?  No no! This is an elegy.
That look.  Stare death in his face,
Damn him and write.  A line must be true

To the form.  Those words won't die.   

(For Wayne Brown, Caribbean poet)

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  1. Date: 11/21/2012 9:21:00 PM
    Sherese,, Stopping by to greet you and every other soup poet, with a special thank you comment, during this wonderful Thanksgiving season. Hope you do not mind the time I am taking to express my sincere appreciation for any support you have offered during the years, or time you have been here on the soup. I am deeply thankful and extend to you my best wishes for a happy and healthy Poetic Magical Thanksgiving Day. *Always & Forever, the Poet Destroyer; -*

  1. Date: 7/12/2012 8:25:00 AM
    Interesting work..Enjoyed reading this morn..Very creative and expressive work..Thanks for stopping by...Sara

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 4:37:00 PM
    these words play a lovely classical...enjoyed...luv...Joseph

  1. Date: 7/11/2012 1:06:00 PM
    great write Sherese,big up Wayne Brown

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/11/2012 1:17:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Every time, Richard.
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 12:39:00 PM
    Hi sherese strong words here for all to read, well done, all the best owen

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/11/2012 12:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Appreciate your stopping by. and your kind words.
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 12:35:00 PM
    It was such a pleasure to read your poetry today Sherese. I hope to be able in the next few weeks to find the time and energy to read and comment. May you walk through the garden of inspiration and continue to write and share your poetry with us. Love, Carol

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/11/2012 12:46:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    It feels great to know that you appreciate my poetry. Thanks Carol.
  1. Date: 7/11/2012 5:08:00 AM
    Lovely sonnet(elegy) - 'a line must be true to the form' -strong words all poets should remember.

    Gooden Avatar Sherese Gooden
    Date: 7/11/2012 12:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks for the feelings expressed.