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"