One I Couldn't Answer - on poetry - BOTH Audio and Text
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“How do poets do it? I mean great ones,” asked the man. “How do they…so fluently…convey their bits of truth?
I don’t understand it,” he continued to complain, “I penned my first few words of rhyme when I was just a youth,
“And yet, without exception…when compared to that of those who deftly reach their patrons souls…mine somehow seem to pale -
Not unlike the raven’s raspy offering as it vies to gain the ear of those who would prefer - the nightingale.”
I could tell the man was quite sincere. I sympathized. And after taking time to think and weigh my words, I said,
“Surely you have noticed, sir, that quintessential poets are few and far between and, sadly…most of them are dead.
“But if to span the daunting void that poets strive to leap remains a taunting challenge high atop your list of goals…
Do not hold your breath because, whatever pricks their hearts - to let them bleed their poignant words, and bare their special souls -
“Is not some ‘rare commodity’ that one can actually find by simply ‘digging deep,’ or merely - searching far and wide.
It’s actually something mystical you either have, or don’t. The most important thing of all, my friend is…that you tried.”
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