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To My Fellow Poet, Imaginist

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To My Fellow Poet, Imaginist

There is a small group of poets I come across sometimes
who write in a very lucid and vividly concrete style which totally enchants
me because, unlike myself, they seem to do it effortlessly. They also
use images that are so unique, I can barely manage to think up
such unusual figurative language. For that reason, I made up the word "Imaginist."
One such poet who wrote in this style was Sondra Ball (recently deceased) 
who published the successful ezine, Autumn Leaves. Although this poem of mine
could refer to other poets I admire here at Soup as well, I dedicate it to her. 

It's not an easy thing for me-
that which you do with mind and 
matter ( paper; ink).
How the world so differently you see.
You startle senses with your
imagery.
Oh, were it so I too could seize
a moment;
throw it back to you
new (and incredibly concrete).
I think that would be indeed sweet.
God gifted you this thing–
this creativity,
and yes, you use it well,
in fact, beautifully.
Though what you do
day in and day out
may only come to me
infrequently,
I will plod along,
my words
to tout (or to flout)
what life is all about.
For you . . .
who fails to hesitate,
Time hasn't long to wait.
Pen in hand, do continue
to, most fruitful one,
proliferate.

For Amy Green's Contest: Wow Me With Inspiration
And now for PD's the free verse (old/new)Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 10/25/2013 10:21:00 AM

    You have 'plodded along' pretty damn good here my friend...Great intelligence and insight in this poem of yours! Congrats - Tim

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 4:12:00 PM

    Congrats on your winning work..Way to go!!!Sara

  1. Date: 10/23/2013 1:08:00 PM

    Andrea :) Enjoyed your free verse win.......... Love ~ SKAT ~

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 10:49:00 AM

    Congrad's on your win free verse is a favorite form of mine. Nice to see you stretching your wings! Light & Love

  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:21:00 AM

    Andrea a lovely tribute to a great poetess zudos congrats on a fine win Shadow x smile

  1. Date: 10/21/2013 3:46:00 PM

    you are a true 'imaginist'. Very lovely write and congrats on your win :)

  1. Date: 10/20/2013 9:16:00 PM

    Andrea, , CONGRATULATIONS!!! Thanks for supporting my "FREE VERSE" contest <----- Had fun reading your WIN!! If you'd like:-) Enjoy my latest blog! "THE FOOL" :) AT -----> http://www.poetrysoup.com/poetry_blogs/blog_detail.aspx?BlogID=17055&PoetID=18720 xoxox-------take care & enjoy your coming week. <3 Linda <3

  1. Date: 1/30/2011 6:22:00 AM

    Lovely tribute !Do u write a poem with pen and paper first,like me?

  1. Date: 4/22/2010 10:10:00 PM

    Beautifully written tribute! You always deliver!

  1. Date: 4/11/2010 7:52:00 AM

    What a wonderful tribute to a wonderful poet. You have penned a beautiful write, I enjoyed the read. Good luck in the contest. Caryl

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 4:11:00 PM

    WISH YOU THE BEST ON THE WOW ME WITH INSPIRATION CONTEST.. ENJOYED YOUR WRITE

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 2:29:00 PM

    This is a lovely tribute to Sondra Andrea. She was indeed a special lady and wonderful poet. P.S. None of the blogs are showing up. They must be doing something? Mahalo, Connie

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 2:23:00 PM

    Blogs have been down since last night around Midnight... I e mailed Soup Management but still not fixed... I am surprised u were able to create one but it comes up blank so until they fix it all the info is gone into cyberspace... enjoy your Friday..luv.. LInda-Marie..

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 1:03:00 PM

    enjoyed reading today.

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 9:43:00 AM

    You have done a superb job here with this dedicative write...luckily for us poets we each are so unique and write with our own flair. Otherwise poetry would get rather mundane. Thanks so much for sharing and for taking the time to read my writes. Good luck in the contest. This is a winner! Have a gloriously blessed day~Mary~

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 6:57:00 AM

    I guess everyone has their own style. What makes you think you don't image well, that your imagination is lacking? I totally disagree. As for "The Naked Man," he is from my weird period. He is alone in Harmonia and comes up with a bunch of sayings..."Oh, Naked Man, What is Love?" is a poem that follows. I think I submitted it one time. Love, daver

  1. Date: 4/9/2010 2:09:00 AM

    It is true that some poets have the gift to make their choice of style look so easy. This does indeed inspire others, I also believe that experimenting with the different forms help the poet to find their own path. As Dr.Ram says, this is a great tribute. good luck... My 'day that changed our lives' is in Laura,s comp. not sure if it fits the criteria... Luv Margaret

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 10:10:00 PM

    A great tribute. Wish you all the best in the contest

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 7:45:00 PM

    Great poetry and entry to be envied as it has winner written all over it Andrea... a very touching piece too... good luck and hope all are entertained by this creative write..luv.. Linda-Marie..

  1. Date: 4/8/2010 7:34:00 PM

    you are wonderful with the dedications you write for the passed.it really is a kind thing to do. an act of kindness. -Always&Forever Lynette

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