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POETRY FOR POETS: i own this- edition

Well hopefully you've read the last "Poetry for Poets", now here's the one I wanted to write, enjoy...

(I own this- edition)

more organic than fertilizer
rooted in the **** of life

Some grow wild
seeking their light
through a gnarled thicket
of images
and symbolism.
Ill watered
or sprayed with chemical defoliants
they strangle themselves,
managing to blossom.

Poems thoughtfully precisely planted
to achieve optimum yield

			though occasionally
		poems require		to be forged
	beaten into shape
like a horse shoe
with a few holes
	accurately placed
		ensuring they		will be nailed
			to their purpose

dead words and metaphors 
selectively snipped away
stunning display

There are times when it’s best to live with your poetry
Cover yourself with its words until they stretch and become sloppery
For its comfort increases as the stanzas begin to fray
Patched elbows illuminating what you intend to say
And eventually you’ll have a poem to slip into by the fire
To savour with hot chocolate as it ignites your desire

more organic than fertilizer
flourish when tendered
with love

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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Date: 2/20/2017 8:05:00 AM
It seems I keep being drawn back to this one. I think it is one of your best Scott.
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Date: 12/10/2016 9:45:00 PM
I am both intrigued and impressed, Scott...certainly contains many thought provoking truisms - Excellent stuff! My very best wishes as always...And my warmest regards! :) john P.s A seven of course.
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Date: 11/21/2016 9:42:00 AM
Hello Scott, my favourite line in your poetry is... Cover yourself with words until tthey become sloppery. For it confort increases as the stanzas begin to fray.I love these lines.
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Date: 3/14/2016 1:44:00 PM
Got it Scott, well done the earth is fruitful in this is my take for what its worth.'
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Date: 2/21/2016 1:35:00 AM this :)) a 7
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Date: 1/5/2016 3:11:00 AM
Poetry written from the heart (Imo) shines brighter than (cop out) poetry adapted specifically to comply with the 'Acceptable' standards of one's peers. What is lost though, in the pruning? There was a line from the Movie 'Educating Rita' where an English Literature 'OU' (and somewhat jaded) Professor who had just began tutoring a mature new Student (who had never taken an exam in her life) asked her "What could I possibly teach you?". He added..... "I could teach you how to write and pass an Exam Test but how much of your natural creativity would I be destroying?"................ Your poem suggests a parallel.
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Date: 10/13/2015 7:02:00 AM
longest time friend. You've just exhibited to the highest quality exactly what I have missed in here for months. Your lines are so exciting and your words are each having that second hand of drawing me back to them again and again and again irrespective of how many times I have gone through them. Its nice to be home and you are part of the reason I have this refreshing feeling. A definite 7. Cheers!
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Date: 10/11/2015 11:03:00 AM
WOW, Scott.... To live in my words does not get sloppier than that. Super love this poem. A 7 and a fav. it does not get better than this. ";-) SKAT
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Date: 8/21/2015 9:27:00 AM
PS........I am late in thanking you for my placement in your Haibun contest! I enjoyed the challenge, and thanks again!
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Date: 8/21/2015 9:26:00 AM
I agree......sometimes I must live with a poem for a long long time, before I see what needs pruning, snipped away, or tossed. The best are ones I have changed and rewritten more than once. You said it best !
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Date: 6/26/2015 5:10:00 AM
Wow...witty and wise. I wuv this! Your style remind me of another beloved PS poet. Sadly he now seldom writes. A 7 a fav!
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Date: 6/19/2015 5:37:00 PM
Scott, this write is incredible and so wise. it is a good idea to sleep with your words for a bit and thanks for visiting my poetry
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Date: 6/11/2015 9:08:00 PM
This is beyond good Scott, it is right up there in the stratosphere! A keeper and fav for me. Your talent glistens all over this piece my friend! 7
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Date: 6/9/2015 1:18:00 PM
haha. just coming to see this one yet again. Keith's comment is sure funny!
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Date: 6/4/2015 2:32:00 PM
I read this first ... Now I'll go read the , I'm assuming , gentle version ... But this one ROCKS !! Bev :)))
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Date: 6/4/2015 9:38:00 AM
I see you have received more great comments! Bravo, enjoyed rereading this one.
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Date: 6/4/2015 9:35:00 AM
How this is truly interesting,,,after reading so many blogs and poems with an explanation a cover for how educated the poet is,,others that come on soup, and in their unique way tell us we are all a bunch of amateurs,,well i would point them to this poetry this free verse of self expression...this is a brilliant poetry Scott, a cut above most here on soup.....
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Date: 6/3/2015 8:17:00 AM
This is a fabulous piece my dear friend, Scott! You're an amazing poet and writer too! I love this so much. I'm so glad to read it tonight. My fave if you don't mind and so you! Thank you so much for sharing. Thank you so much as well for your precious time reading my poem and your lovely comments. Pls. give my sweet regards to your wife. Hope to meet you both here in Thailand someday. Pls. read more of my replies on my page if you've time. TY. Many hugs! love lots, Leonora
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Date: 6/1/2015 3:51:00 PM
Your last two comments all started with WOW, and I am glad to see this is still wowing them!!
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Date: 5/11/2015 12:54:00 AM
Wow creative and innovative poetic discourse. U have planted and fertilized yor poetry swell and it's blossoming nicely on poetrysoup! Kudos. Nice to read frm u again.
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Date: 5/6/2015 7:25:00 AM
Wow!!! This is fantastic!!! 77777s and a fav for me!
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Date: 5/3/2015 3:05:00 PM
Scott - You've NAILED it here...Verse *4 reminds me of a Tetractys I wrote a long time ago: Here tis... SOME POEMS ARE: like/ passing/ kidney stones/ I have saved mine/ so I can brag on the little bastards…
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Date: 4/27/2015 2:27:00 PM
Scott, I liked the last verse the best in this splendid write, 7, and thanks for visiting my poem, a day . . . well of course some of those things listed only take a moment, a minute or two, some longer, some only done sometimes, etc etc
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Date: 4/27/2015 8:10:00 AM
I was thoroughly caught up in this piece. Bravo Scott, if I was a tweeter this would be tweeted.
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Date: 4/25/2015 11:30:00 AM
smoking hot, keep it up
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