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How Poetry Began

That thing that we call poetry -
when asked where it began,
I’d say it started beautifully
before the dawn of man!

It glistened on the oceans
before man came to be.
It blossomed on the grassy cliffs
that met the first great sea.

It glittered in the moon and stars
and beamed on earth below
in meadows where bright flowers danced
and on the pristine snow.

It sparkled on the lakes and streams,
and when man came along,
he took sweet words that flowed to him
and turned them into song.

This was how it always was
before we knew of time.
The poet who begot us all
made it to be sublime.

Poetry has now evolved,
and as with many things,
there are many kinds.  . .  but I
still like it when it sings!

For the  Poetry For The Sake Of Poetry - Poetry Contest Poetry Contest
of John Lawless.
Date posted: 9/13/14

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/11/2018 2:40:00 PM
This one is so lovely, Andrea. I am partial to rhymes though, especially in a song. Another fave!
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Date: 4/13/2018 10:05:00 PM
Beautiful, Andrea. Another FAVE for me.
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Date: 3/15/2018 5:54:00 PM
It sings when two collaborate, in love, or in poetic rhyme. For if music did love contemplate? Your words sing to its time! Every breathe you breath, are a poems words in the making, poetry, for all, believe, joy, and happiness you are creating!
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Date: 10/31/2017 8:13:00 PM
Just scrolled back to see one of your most viewed writes...WOW! so glad I did! :) This sings to my poet/songwriter"s heart. No doubt one of your best! :)
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Date: 7/4/2017 10:17:00 AM
Just perusing through my favourites again! A special Pearl this!
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Date: 5/22/2017 2:45:00 PM
Really enjoyed this one Andrea. I think you have the right of it.
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Date: 5/22/2017 10:46:00 AM
Wow--another one to fave, Andrea. I really love the entire poem--especially your reference to God ad a poet! Congrats on your win! Janice
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Date: 5/21/2017 5:11:00 PM
I really enjoyed this Andrea. Great poem :)
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Date: 5/21/2017 12:24:00 PM
Hi Andrea: You never fail to amaze me with such an original poetic description of the beginning of poetry.
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Date: 5/21/2017 10:00:00 AM
Excellent poem Andrea. Thank you for entering. Peace in...Zink
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Date: 4/23/2017 4:56:00 PM
This reminds me of my Beauty Of Poetry :)
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Date: 4/23/2017 3:00:00 PM
Andrea: I ran across this today as I browsed your work. I tried to find a word to describe it. Stunning truth. I realize that's two words but it's as close as I could get. Thank you for sharing with all of us on the soup. Keep them coming. oldbuck
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Date: 3/20/2017 4:23:00 PM
I love this one !! I Know nothing about poetry but ever since I started writing it I felt that every song from rap to classical is poetry and every poem a song waiting for it's music..
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Date: 2/1/2017 5:53:00 PM
I love this, Andrea. Great thoughts; great poem.
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Date: 11/4/2016 2:40:00 AM
I have returned to add to my fav's. Love it so
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Date: 10/12/2016 4:59:00 AM
WOW!!! this is amazing Andrea, simply stunning /|\
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Date: 8/26/2016 8:01:00 AM
This is so beautifull It makes me want to sing. Thanks, Andrea. Kathy
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Date: 5/3/2016 5:51:00 AM
Yes, you are right!!! Poetry existed long before us all.... I really enjoyed your piece, Andrea!!! Congrats for your placement in the contest!!! ;-)
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Date: 5/3/2016 3:20:00 AM
My favorite all time Andrea. This is a classic for any poet! Congratulations. Cheers, Connie #7 ; )
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Date: 5/3/2016 3:19:00 AM
My favorite all time Andrea. This is a classic for any poet! Congratulations. Cheers, Connie #7 ; )
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Date: 5/3/2016 3:08:00 AM
Absolutely beautiful. Love your work, Andrea. Congrats!
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Date: 5/2/2016 11:07:00 PM
well done with this favorite of many, Andrea.
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Date: 5/2/2016 11:06:00 PM
A lovely poem...Congrats on your win
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Date: 5/2/2016 7:50:00 PM
Andrea, I love this and how you created such a masterpiece around your gift of writing. Congrats on the faves contest :)-luloo
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Date: 5/2/2016 7:16:00 PM
Congratulation my lovely friend on your beautiful win. Loved always, bl
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