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Where Poetry Lives

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Where Poetry Lives

 His  poems live deep down in the wood
down in an olde hunting lodge
They are brown as the bears head that 
hangs on the wall
brown as the dark leaves that fall
silently hiding the salt lick
from fawns who come in
the twilight to call
His poetry growls and grumbles and purrs
like a cougar alone on the rim
of the canyon above the olde
hunting grounds
where he writes all his lines
like a hymn
His poems stretch out on the furs
by the fire
and tell of the storms and the waves
that tested the strength of the words
that inspire
and sent many songs to their graves
for brave are the sagas
the odes that survive
the trek through the woods to the town
and as we go home we gather them up
scattered like leaves on the ground.
Brown,yellow,red ,a few of them green
His poems are places and things we have seen
but not from the view that the truth hunter gives
deep down in the woods ,where  poetry lives

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  1. Date: 10/28/2013 7:13:00 AM

    this is dope, very powerful poem and i can see that place where poetry lives by just reading your poem again and again.well written Johnnette

  1. Date: 12/7/2012 1:36:00 PM

    An oldie but a goodie. Light & Love

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:43:00 AM

    I have just recently found this poem....and have to say how wonderful a discovery!!! Truly this is a keeper of mine!!

  1. Date: 3/30/2011 7:34:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Johnette

  1. Date: 3/29/2011 4:32:00 AM

    Dear Johnette, I remember when you first wrote this. Do you remember? I said it was a timeless piece that would go down through the future ages as one of the finest of all times. I still stand by this. I hope this finds you and that life is good. Miss you and think of you often. Lainie

  1. Date: 3/28/2011 4:50:00 AM

    Congratulations on your well deserved featured poem this week Jonji. I miss you so much here at the Soup. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 8/6/2009 11:02:00 AM

    I am reading my favorite poems today and just wanted to let you know this is still a favorite to me Johnette. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/30/2009 5:43:00 AM

    Hi Jonji, I hope this finds you. Maybe I should throw it in the wind. When you wrote this poem, I siad it was a timeless masterpiece. It truly is! Your friend always, Lainie

  1. Date: 5/26/2009 4:22:00 AM

    Congratulations on your poetry being featured this week Johnette. I miss you so much here at the Soup. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 5:22:00 PM

    Johnette, congrats with your feature...Raul

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 1:19:00 PM

    Congrats Johnette on the re-feature. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:51:00 AM

    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 8:50:00 AM

    Congrats once again as you are being honoured once again with another feature of the week. We can’t get this kind of well deserved honour else where other than poetrysoup. Keep writing, you are a great poet… Leke

  1. Date: 5/25/2009 12:30:00 AM

    The analogy of the woods is well described. I like it. Congratulations on your featured poem. More success. Ernilando

  1. Date: 5/24/2009 5:31:00 PM

    Nice use of imagery for a thought provoking poem. Congratulations on having your creative poem featured. Wishing you ongoing success with your writing. Karen