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On writing poetry

On Wring Poetry

Playing  hide and seek with wee, wizard-like  words ,
Baring  heart and soul to garner the fare
Of a fairy-like or weary world as heard
And seen,  to make up lines with a mission rare

Like  Ulysses raring to go exploring  
With a rare will, alone, on high seas roaring.
Or  the  Magi  who journeyed for all it’s worth 
On dreary paths to witness a divine birth.

10th Jan 13
Form: Rispetto:- Rhy Sch: a-b-a-b-c-c-d-d/ 11 sylls per line.

PS: The allusion in the second stanza is to the “Journey of the Magi” by T.S.Eliot and “Ulysses” by Lord Tennyson, my early influences  in life.

For Russell Sivey's "Poetry about poetry contest"

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  1. Date: 1/21/2013 3:55:00 PM
    Back to tell you Congratulations on your win in the contest.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 7:14:00 PM
    congrats :-) SKAT

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 3:48:00 PM
    Congrats on your well deserved win,S.J.Great write..

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 2:19:00 PM
    Ulysses was one of my early reads as well - loved it (even though I did not understand all of it at the time). Like this poem, Jag. Congratulations on your win.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 12:54:00 PM
    This is terrific, Jagathsimhan...very well penned! You've chosen two of my fav poets! Congratulations on your win! Ruben.

  1. Date: 1/20/2013 11:04:00 AM
    Congratulations on winning spot Jag xx

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:46:00 AM
    Wow...VERY well written poem using a form that seems very challanging to me...good luck in the contest and have a wonderful Sunday - Tim

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 1:48:00 PM
    Wonderful Jag It will give Rusty a rough time not choosing this. All the best in the contest my dear! Luv, Lizzie

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 7:35:00 PM
    that's one awesome rispetto, Jag. Well, the topic cannot be beat!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 5:52:00 PM
    I enjoyed your poem. I've not used this form before so I've looked it up and find two different line rhyme counts. Not sure which Russell will be looking. Very well written poetry !!