On writing poetry

Written by: S.Jagathsimhan Nair

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"