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Poetic Ambitions

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To enchant the eye and tickle the tongue
with levels of nuance like well-aged wine,
to engage the ear and limber the lungs
as sea winds seasoned with fragrance of brine.

To hearten the soul or tear it apart,
to start with a sigh and end with a gasp,
to sharpen the mind and quicken the heart,
to aim one's reach to outdistance the grasp.

To roar like a lion and ever stand fast,
to bring out smiles and mitigate pain,
to tell the legends of histories past,
and teach their mistakes, not do them again.

© May 26, 2015

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 8/12/2015 9:23:00 PM
As sea winds seasoned with fragrance of brine. Love that line. You have touched on so many wonderful things a poem can do.
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Date: 7/18/2015 7:16:00 PM
So adept and agile you are in casting your rhymes. This is truly as good as it gets.
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Date: 7/16/2015 7:21:00 PM
Definitely adding this to my fav list. It inspires me to write more often and to read more here. Thanks..A7
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Date: 7/7/2015 1:05:00 PM
Your poetry defines what it is to be a poet Roy! I am fav'ing this wonderful sonnet. 7
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Date: 6/12/2015 1:08:00 PM
Roy, even when you have a similar philosophy you're completely unique.. Your a true gift to this site and I salute you for another wonderful win!
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Date: 6/9/2015 12:08:00 PM
Roy. Congratulations **SKAT**
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Date: 6/9/2015 5:53:00 AM
Every single line is a poem within itself; absolutely BURSTING with insight and wisdom...BIG congrats my friend! - Tim
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Date: 5/31/2015 10:33:00 PM
Wow, what can one say, this is beauty and wisdom weaved with very humble and inspiring verse, need I say this in A7?
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Date: 5/27/2015 6:09:00 AM
I like this sonnet, Roy. Yes, you are right, a poem does many things both for the writer and the reader. I believe you have covered many of the essentials here. A 7 and a fav. Kim
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Date: 5/27/2015 12:55:00 AM
enjoyed your write ... *always, S.K.A.T.
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Date: 5/26/2015 11:25:00 PM
Roy, your sonnet does all that you mention at the bottom of your write, and more.. Really delighted in this read!
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