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ink scratches on paper tears smudge the words scribbles and nibbles for wisdom and love meanings flow in and out of consciousness and thought emote passion and wonderment a path of no return as it stands as poets we don’t go but flow with musings and feelings reason and reflections condense and prise open the poet’s cradle weeps gently rocks doubts and composure envelops discards and contains everlasting impermanent time weeping willows inhale tears cosmos flowers shed smiles weeds become herb gardens as a tomb stone beckons in my warm grave I’ll be happy if mourners wear orange and purple when my epitaph becomes prologue and I hand on the pen and a torch when worms sift through the debris my coffin rots and gives birth to soil kind memories may keep me going and proceed with my journey 26th November 2020 written for the contests 'where do we poets go'

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Date: 11/29/2020 9:34:00 PM
Beautiful Kai....inspiring poem congrats on your win :)
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 11/30/2020 1:27:00 AM
Thank you Carl. I appreciate that. A poet has to do what a poet must ...
Date: 11/29/2020 6:47:00 PM
Marvelous free verse, Kai. You are so good with imagery. Congrats here.
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Date: 11/29/2020 3:34:00 PM
Goosebumps are accompanying my delight.... Kai, your poem is a marvel..... Congratulations on being the finest spirit. (and top Win)! Work produced here truly shows you at your beauty describing best. 'the poet' s cradle ' entire verse is so incredibly captivating, poinant. I imagine you marvellous poemset to melodic music. Will send chills to every reader...
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Date: 11/29/2020 12:01:00 PM
- Love it, Kai - Congratulations on your win in the: "Where do we poets go?" contest :) - // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 11/29/2020 11:40:00 AM
Splendid! Congrats... Are you in Spain? I was supposed to go there May 1st; but you know what happened. I hope I can roam there soon and see magnificent views.
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Date: 11/29/2020 8:12:00 AM
Why would mourners wear orange and purple? I like the journey of your poem and how you describe the importance of poetic words... Great descriptions of being a poet, especially the third and fourth stanza.. Congratulations on your first place in the contest..
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Kai Michael Neumann
Date: 11/29/2020 3:03:00 PM
Hi Silent One. Orange and purple are happy colours. Much better than black at funerals. Possibly also an act of rebellion due wear them. Anyway, thanks a lot, Kai
Date: 11/26/2020 8:10:00 PM
The immortality and magic of poetic expression is evoked in these lines. Superb imagery! :)
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