For the Love of Poetry
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For love of poetry, spellbound am I
by force, that takes me to the land of words.
Beyond control, this power has its way
that leads me to uncover heart and soul.
This overwhelming power captures me;
like an addiction, I consume fine words
for them to shape the thoughts within my mind;
create great imagery that can be read.
And only fellow poets know this pain
of finding special words to paint a theme.
This search for us becomes a magic hunt
of hide and seek to capture them like prey.
Consuming is this poet’s gift of pen;
the task can be a tiresome marathon
of hours or days, and yet, if lucky can
flow out in minutes on the first clean page.
This love of writing poetry runs deep;
an inner urge that cannot be dispelled;
as captor, captive both, the poet’s goal…
to find some balance in completed works.
Sandra M. Haight
Premiere Contest: Mania
Sponsor: Lewis Raynes
Contest: What Inspires You To Write Poetry
Sponsor: Julie Rodeheaver
Premiere Contest: Blank Verse
Sponsor: Janice Canerdy
Contest: For the Love of Poetry
Sponsor: John Lawless
Contest: New Or Old 3
Sponsor: Eve Roper
Blank Verse: Poetry, distinguished by having a regular meter, but no rhyme. The meter most commonly used with blank verse is iambic pentameter.
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2016