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Below is the poem entitled WEIGHTING ON WORDS which was written by poet Joe Maverick. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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How moved was ‘I’ with true inspiration
As you gave it to me straight
Understanding turned in me, 
I ‘felt’ despite my numbed fingers
Or my straightened circumstances
As your re-cordings un-bound me.
Heightened, shortened, lightened
Perhaps I should put they re-moved me?
They did indeed though ‘no-one saw’.
As I was moved for the second time
On the next reading.
Sharp as any blade an impression was made
Yet I, un-squashed as it were
Jubilant at the expressive power
Now filled with desire, no……
Swollen with new feeling, ideas, perhaps?
Now new whole volumes I will sire
Or just a few lines.?
But not too tangly.!
©Joe Maverick 18-3-2013

The above write is just about the way we use words and
the effect poetry can have on anyone; its not about a specific
person..I have had trouble putting
 this where it should go so had to put it here!

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  1. Date: 7/2/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Your postscript says you had trouble putting it where it belongs..........but here at least we can find it, and you put the words to good use! So true...what we find in another's words, and how it can change our way of thinking! Well said!

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 12:40:00 AM
    thanks for trying to cheer me up. I am still working my way up the comments list! but I sure enjoy reading what you and others say to me and then reading their poems in turn!

  1. Date: 3/25/2013 8:30:00 AM
    I got a chuckle at the last line..Enjoyed reading this morn..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 11:24:00 AM
    Great words and ideas nicely written thanks for the easy flow of smooth write.

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 8:51:00 AM
    Communication. I believe we actually communicate with few entities. When we do strike a chord with someone, this is terrifically inspirational. You nailed it, Joe. Love, daver

  1. Date: 3/20/2013 12:47:00 AM
    Well, how cool this one is, Joe. It is always great for me when I see you put up a new poem. It means I have something of yours to comment on! Yes, I was able to get what you were saying, about the way we use words in poetry. About your note to me on "adding extra info" I am not sure what difficulty you are having. could it be your computer? Everything seems ok for ME over here when I post.

  1. Date: 3/18/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Joe, your poem is expressive enough... very different and creative in a way... by the way how are you?? I've been busy with my daughter who is ready to have her baby next month... hope you are well! . Enjoyed stopping by to read your poem. Always* LINDA