Submit Your Poems
Get Your Premium Membership

The Poem That Never Was

Robin  L. Gass Avatar Robin  L. Gass - LIFETIME Premium Member Robin  L. Gass - Premium MemberPremium Member Send Soup Mail Go to Poets Blog Block poet from commenting on your poetry

Below is the poem entitled The Poem That Never Was which was written by poet Robin L. Gass. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

Read Poems by Robin L. Gass

Best Robin L. Gass Poems

+ Fav Poet

The Poem That Never Was

This is the poem
I cannot write
without the words
which can't be found
and will not flow
to fill the page
that waits to hold
all of their worth
within its white
and empty lines

This is the poem
which will not grow
without the words
I cannot gather
as they diverge
within my mind
and flee my lost
and lonely pen
which now is useless
in my hand

This is the poem
which has become
my elegy to 
the words that aren't
the ones that die
before they meet
the page which waits
for what can't be
as I now mourn
what never was

Post Comments

Please Login to post a comment
  1. Date: 10/22/2009 7:04:00 AM
    Straight to my Favorite list Robin. Love, Lainie

  1. Date: 3/29/2009 11:43:00 PM
    I like the kyrielle flavour in this one Robin and the irony in the title.Rgds Brian & thanks for your welcome comments

  1. Date: 3/20/2009 3:57:00 PM
    The word is our centrality, is it not? And yet despite its non-existence, I have read it because poet and poem are indistinguishable at climax like fire and flame. Love always

  1. Date: 3/18/2009 10:18:00 AM
    This is one of my favorites, Robin! Had to see it again. It's going into my favorites file.

  1. Date: 3/16/2009 8:37:00 PM
    I enjoyed the motion of the poem and alot of the lines are real good thanks for the good write, Johnathon

  1. Date: 3/12/2009 12:13:00 AM
    Thanks for your comment on my poem, "Paper Dreams". I love your poem here with such elegant imagery and meter. It flows perfectly with just the perfect combination of words. One of my favorites. Randy

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 3:22:00 PM
    ....I see a lot of somber within this really? But I wouldn't worry about it dear!!! The main thing within life, isn't writing words~but its the happiness of ones own heart!!! And, I am truly hoping, that "Your Precious Heart," is finding joy at every turn of "Your Priceless Life!!!?"~"My Love To You Always, John!!!":):) On we go....

  1. Date: 3/11/2009 3:16:00 PM
    Sounds like a spell of writers block? Smile~ Maybe You had too many words running through Your mind a couple of months ago? When you should have paced them! Smile~"Hello Beautiful & Precious Robin!!!!"~I sincerely hope that You are feeling well and better today dear!!? I seem to disappear sometimes don't I!? It seems as though You do too!?.... cont....

  1. Date: 3/9/2009 2:03:00 PM
    Oh, Robin, how true that we stare at empty pages as words die. Writers' block is horrible, isn't it? Thanks for your kind words on "Robbing the Dead." Love your work! Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 10:52:00 AM
    Oh, but it was, it is and it will be. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 9:01:00 AM
    Interesting reflection on writing. The short lines work well. Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us. Have a nice day. Karen

  1. Date: 3/8/2009 12:40:00 AM
    Thanks for your welcome comments on my postings today Robin.Rgds Brian

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 3:40:00 PM
    This time of writers block; I consider to be a time of maturation.. great job!

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 2:06:00 PM
    There are days when the words just elude us. This is a great description of that frustration. Thankkyou for your comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 3/7/2009 2:02:00 AM
    Ah yes, an ode to the words that...slip...away, our fingertips barely touching their back's as they escape. sigh. and such is the state of a writer at some point. well said, love, Kristin

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 11:27:00 PM
    That's a beautiful piece..Thank you for sharing... Always, Farah

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 9:51:00 PM
    An intriguing piece Robin! So well written with smooth cadence and form. Well done my dear! Blessings and hugs, Keith

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 5:12:00 PM
    I like Johns comment, I need some writers block maybe I could post as well as you. God Bless, Ron

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 3:24:00 PM
    wonderful free verse Robin! it flows well and conveys your message Maryam*

  1. Date: 3/6/2009 2:41:00 PM
    Wow, well thought out piece Robin, Clever in fact...Raul