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Reinvents the world      all clean and neat

Passing it on from village to village      on electric feet

Armed with pen, peanut butter      and a few sheets

He listens for sounds others don’t hear

Turning self inside out      backwards in the mirror

Shouting out the roof of his room      hot tears

The poet, faithful to his muse      soul alert

Floats o’er mountains, forests      through dust of plain and desert

Hatching rhyme from paradise      to Mother Earth

One of the world’s most solitary      really alive in mind alone

Like a word-archaeologist      digging for a bone

He scoffs at social zenith      calls fancy his true home

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  1. Date: 11/1/2012 8:18:00 AM
    You've dissected the poet very well. 'Calls fancy his true home' - why mess with reality when an alternate universe works better? Very well written Daver!

  1. Date: 6/11/2012 3:49:00 AM
    This is great... I really enjoyed it. Nice to get such a blessing in such a beautiful monday afternoon.

  1. Date: 6/8/2012 7:39:00 AM
    Very descriptive of the few true poets of the world..Enjoyed reading your philosophy...Great job..Sara

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 9:21:00 PM
    and look all three of us from PFT are here at this moment in a row on your page!

  1. Date: 6/6/2012 9:20:00 PM
    wow, this is really good, Daver and I love that last part, how he calls fancy his true home!!

  1. Date: 6/5/2012 3:09:00 PM
    Good grief! How I love this, your expressions excite me and I feel so alive in the reasons poetry makes us live on a different plane. Beautiful!!! Love, Lizzie

    wesley Avatar elizabeth wesley
    Date: 6/5/2012 3:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Fantasic rhyme to grace the whole poem too!
  1. Date: 6/3/2012 8:04:00 AM
    So accurate, Daver!! As though the mind spins and where it might stop is the exact place to be.:) Love the rhyme, it takes nothing away from what you say! "He scoffs at social zenith"..oh, love that! Wishing you and yours the best!! Love, Mikki

  1. Date: 6/3/2012 7:59:00 AM
    Daver - This is more than a treat. You have pulled words and phrases out of heaven to write this one. Has all the nourishment of peanut butter. love ya, Kathy

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 9:19:00 PM
    This speaks volumes!1!!! I enjoyed this much,great poem!!!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 7:17:00 PM
    Dave, this is a smashing piece. I enjoy the whole poem, but the last stanza spoke to me the most: "One of the world’s most solitary really alive in mind alone Like a word-archaeologist digging for a bone He scoffs at social zenith calls fancy his true home" ~ Brilliant lines!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 12:57:00 PM
    Daver, I like this a lot and I like the way you set it out, well done...David

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 12:35:00 PM
    Real good my friend; 'specially liked the 5th line down, reminds me of some thoughts iv'e had, very well put Daver.!

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Oh Daver, I love this!! It speaks of what I feel....Tanya

  1. Date: 6/2/2012 10:27:00 AM
    Ah Dave-r..havent read your work for awhile..been so busy..but glad I stopped by today to read this gem..BG