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Poetic Occupation

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Poetic Occupation

As a poet I am told
I am a "maker" in Greek
I am a "seer" in Latin 
taking words and plucking them
from the primordial void 
plucking from the infinite fields 
grazing in the tall lush grass
sucking on succulent peaches 
in the golden brown sun 

I take these words, images from 
the Collective Unconscious Soup 
and plug, upload them to the 
constant I-Pod on playlist repeat 
seeing the images which none 
but myself can comprehend 

I take those images 
bringing them down 
to the workshop 
the smithy 
the red-hot volcano 
I set about to work 
                 to craft 
to make these thoughts and
expressions tangible 
understandable to all 
set up and ingrained in 
the senses of the mind 
permeating from above and now
reflected and palatable to everyone 


atop a high tower of gargantuan  
rock face terrain, standing alone
working and changing 
swaying the elements 

Earth under my feet
Wind caressing my hair 
Fire in my heart 
Water dripping into my soul 

Maker, Seer, Artist 
the poet takes each breath 
and exhales the colossal creation

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  1. Date: 1/27/2010 2:19:00 PM
    This is really great writing. Here is what I appreate most about it, that you desire a poem to be "crafted" as you said in these lines: I set about to work to craft to make these thoughts and expressions tangible understandable to all Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 1/27/2010 6:48:00 AM
    Was a pleasure to read your poetry this morning Colin. Thank you for sharing.I hope more stop by and read it. Love, Carol