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Concerning the Nature of Creativity

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Below is the poem entitled Concerning the Nature of Creativity which was written by poet Terrell Martin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Concerning the Nature of Creativity

Creativity cannot of course, be forced
Any more than we can influence the earth, 
Sun, moon and stars to move beyond
Their perfectly preordained positions within
The infinite limitations of this ever-expanding universe. 

The intangible stuff that pervades us 
To continually attempt to stretch 
Ourselves beyond current bounds
Is imperceptibly profound.  Such as the sound
Of a baby’s cry because it tries
To walk, talk, reach, strive, seek
Everything within his or her sphere.
How far he gets is never clear. 

            Mountaintops

Were made to climb  
As music needs rhythm and paint needs brush.
Creativity, no less
Can never be rushed. 


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  1. Date: 4/29/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Wordsmith

  1. Date: 4/18/2013 12:28:00 AM
    Forced rhyme or verse always sounds forced no matter how a poet tries to disguise it. You express this wonderfully in your poem Terry. Your last stanza says it all. Bravo!

  1. Date: 4/13/2013 1:15:00 PM
    Good to see you back, Terry. It's as if you're speaking directly to me. I'm unable for the life of me to come up with verse. My muse seems to have ducked, if ever I had one. Then again, I just this minute saw a dazzling smile. That might do the trick, methinks. Lovely poem with a profound message eloquently put. Licia :)

    thomas Avatar gary thomas
    Date: 4/19/2013 11:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Menage a trois, anyone?
    Martin Avatar Terrell Martin
    Date: 4/13/2013 4:04:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Delysia for your kind comment and yes - I did have the both of us in mind when I penned this one. I too know the meaning of "burn out" when you feel as though you don't have a drop of blood left to give. Look for this one on the website...coming soon I promise! "Here's looking at you kid." :) Terry