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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!


Date posted: 9/13/14
One of my personal favorites for its message and representation of my overall style, this is the second most popular of my poems that are member favorites. Of my hundreds of poems, it's also third most-viewed. It got 1st place in a few standard contests, but I'd like to see it with a Premiere contest trophy win!!!

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Date: 7/3/2019 5:20:00 PM
A wonderful read. Ann
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Date: 2/28/2019 11:06:00 PM
This is wonderful!
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Date: 2/23/2019 11:37:00 AM
Beyond beautiful, Andrea! What a poet, you are! Panagiota
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Date: 2/5/2019 2:19:00 PM
Dear professor Andea Your poems are doors of poems heart Very goooooooooooooooood
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Date: 1/1/2019 1:43:00 PM
Lovely, Andrea. Congrats on your podium finish.
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Date: 12/28/2018 8:50:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this great poem, Andrea , very well written . Congratulations on your win! Happy New Year. Hugs Eve ~`*
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Date: 12/28/2018 8:20:00 AM
"The poet who begot us all.." Andrea this is beautiful! Congratulations on your honors in the contest :) This is a FAV for me.
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Date: 12/28/2018 6:48:00 AM
Congratulations on your win! A spectacular poem.
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Date: 12/27/2018 2:44:00 PM
That’s beautiful,Andrea! Congratulations.
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Date: 12/27/2018 2:35:00 PM
Your poetry always sings Andrea :-) Congratulations!
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Date: 12/27/2018 1:50:00 PM
Andrea, I love this beautiful, reflective piece of yours!! Congratulations on your strong placement in the contest, as well as your continued success in this poetry marathon! All my very best to you, my friend. Hugs, :) Bartholomew
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Date: 12/27/2018 1:45:00 PM
What great imagery you create to inspire the poet, Andrea. Congratulations on your success in Mark's contest! Best wishes, Carolyn
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Date: 12/27/2018 1:37:00 PM
Andrea, congrats on your win on mile 4 of my 2019 Poetry Marathon contest. Your poem definitely "sings" to me! ~Mark
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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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