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Where Does Poetry Begin

Poetry often starts outside of one's self – on a distant hill or near greenhouse shelf; our-cultivations as the consideration of a grafted rose goes; the meandering, dripping of a stream or nose; submerging of our toes in chilling clarity – we see to the bottom, sometimes fooled by depth – or that of a winged flight, wingtips tossing sparks of light, dipping and scooping winged ladles of air, unseen but yet we see them there, pouring out there, back into our fanciful sky, our fanciful eye -- in a heart's invested sigh -- up high in the atmosphere, sighted unseen spirit -- looking and listening for the echo of angels -- turning us more inward, where deeper observation and motion begins, the pen is lifted, and the paper stained finally, fondly into lyrical submission –

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Date: 1/8/2022 7:18:00 PM
The outside-inside connection so beautifully developed, Joe. Conception, Perception, and Introspection. :) gw
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/8/2022 8:10:00 PM
I'm happy this one worked out fairly well -- it is so difficult to say what really can't be fully known or reasoned -- yet, love for our art, compels us to explore and give definition our best try. Thank you my friend!
Date: 1/7/2022 5:07:00 PM
Wow Joe, a very poignant answer to your question “Where Does Poetry Begin”…some place deep within!!! Creative write, my friend. :) Paulette
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/7/2022 6:38:00 PM
So pleased you like this one, Paulette; poetry is such a fun topic to write about -- always something new to say; doubtful that one could ever say it all. Blessings my friend!
Date: 1/7/2022 12:01:00 PM
wow, this is amazing writing I see from you today, Joe. Simply wonderful!! a fave
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/7/2022 1:01:00 PM
Thank you so much, Andrea; you made my day. Blessings!!
Date: 1/6/2022 5:00:00 PM
Joe - Where do poems come from and where do they go? You know the trance-like focus when you're on a roll. And weeks after finishing, asking yourself "where did that come from"? - Ken
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/6/2022 5:31:00 PM
Hi Ken; I think we can only, sort-of know...I mean, the results can be so staggering -- in a sense, beyond one's personal estimate of his or her own ability and character: -- can be likened to, my wife and I know what we did to bring about this wonderful baby...but something far beyond the biology is mystically apparent when that first joyful appearance and dramatic cry. Blessings my friend! Joe.
Date: 1/6/2022 11:50:00 AM
Hello Joe DiMino, sometimes the words take a while to form on the page words to form poetry can not be forced. It has to come naturel. Or it does not work out. enjoy your day my friend.
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Darlene De Beaulieu
Date: 1/6/2022 3:35:00 PM
Hello Joe DiMino, thank you. Enjoy your evening my friend.
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/6/2022 12:59:00 PM
I like that! Organic method. A sort of spirit-effervescence. Love your definition.
Date: 1/6/2022 6:40:00 AM
"the pen is lifted, and the paper stained finally, fondly into lyrical submission –", great ending Joe. I enjoyed your Free Verse, imagery was good and enternal rhyming gave it rhythum. Bill
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/6/2022 7:54:00 AM
Thank you, Bill; this was fun to write, just sort let it fly. Have a great day my friend. Blessings!
Date: 1/6/2022 5:49:00 AM
Poetry is like, one of the mysteries of life! Yet to be completely defined accurately. Liked your poem! beautiful. Thanks. - Marshall
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/6/2022 8:03:00 AM
Hi Marshall; were it completely defined, I think, then, many of us would lose interest. Rightly or Wrongly so -- I don't know. All poetry starts with a theme...it can be but a single word; a vague idea -- or simply the sense of an idea. In short, poetry can start with little more than desire and faith. Form, for me, is an after thought -- if consciously thought of at all; meaning, a measure of meaning and form is already in everything...so, sort of takes care of itself. The important thing for a poet is to be interesting. I keep trying. Blessings my friend.
Date: 1/6/2022 5:41:00 AM
There is a lot of activity as prelude to writing . Finally this happens---exactly as you have described...."the pen is lifted, and the paper stained finally, fondly into lyrical submission" – Love these beautiful lines !
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/6/2022 8:05:00 AM
Spoken like a true poetess. Beautifully summed up! Thank you, Valsa. Blessings. Joe.
Date: 1/6/2022 2:57:00 AM
this is an amazing poem that i truely enjoyed!!! Thanks for sharing
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Joe DiMino
Date: 1/6/2022 3:10:00 AM
Thank you so much, Karen; have a beautiful Day!!!