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Blog Posted:1/25/2022 5:55:00 PM

Probably will also put up as a prose poem on my

Poet Identity

In conversations,
In biographies,
In resumes…all poets are writers,
    but not all writers are poets.
On a careful look into the mirror, when not looking
    for wrinkles, but staring deep into the reflected  
   Image as if it were a stranger’s face,
And the stranger might hold
    “those” secrets, the secrets of life 
    Unknown to us…

Might identity be seen in the vibrant iris?  Colorful…. 
    the place of treasured revealing,
    thought a doorway to  identity of an individual…

A poet, a poet truly,
Perhaps from birth,
As willed, as created, as endowed, born
    perhaps with
    some more easily noted characteristics
     like having brown eyes; good arches for ballet;
     an aptitude for languages; a heart filled with
     compassion; and a lovely singing voice.
Such traits contribute to the identity of a 
Poet, too, but especially,a poet will have a prevalent
 Ache — from needing to communicate 
    the messages, visions, memories, feelings,
    witticisms, stories, and more.  

The poets write, speak, sing, compose
Holding a “child’s “senses of wonder and  
    delight” — which may puzzle or annoy others;
Holding a drive to answer that distinct
    calling of the Inner Voice;
Holding the soul, the seeking and touching God,
The awe-worthy source of Creating
    — ideal to many poets, living so
    close to definitions, perceptions, feelings, 
    and seeing underlying currents;
Holding a respect and fascination for words, their
   combining, their potential, their rhythms, 
    their music;
Holding the history of poetry, to continue on from 
    past generations: with the drive  for self-
    expression, as if writing those poems of  
Will place our handprints on a Lascaux cave wall   
    beside our Paleolithic cousins;
Holding a bond with trees, flowers, seas,
     the moon and stars (the dear stars!),
      In identifying with and loving Nature;
Holding the All as  precious, with an exchange of
    cues of illumination in a dance
    with the collective sub-conscious;
Holding the presence and mysteries of 
     inspiration, and purpose, as might be seen in a       
     corollary drawn between poets and bees.  The
     bee who pollinates the apple tree then return to 
     the colony to further
     the process of  making  honey, which helps to  
     feed the world.
As poets work to communicate 
With readers and listeners,
Their translations of life
    in the penning and speaking, reaching,
Singing abroad the Inner Voice
To the community, then
To venture forth to the 
     still thirsty, still hoping for a word,
Gatherings in the wider, open
 Regions of a blessed humanity,
Working one to all
    over an Earth being re-stored…people
Standing joyful before the heavens
Aiming for accomplishing goals
    of hoped-for excellence,
Of which coming generations of poets
    will speak.
(c)sally young eslinger 12/22
Thanks be to God

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Date: 1/30/2022 9:30:00 PM
Beautiful! Keep the inspirations flowing, Sally :)
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Date: 1/28/2022 11:12:00 AM
Very lovely Sally. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Sending you blessings.
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Date: 1/27/2022 12:22:00 PM
Such lovely sentiments! Poets record history, especially its senses and perspectives, narrowed down to a few precise words or an extended play by play. Poets stretch the imagination and how wonderful when poets play together. And so much more…
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Date: 1/27/2022 8:35:00 AM
Sally, go to My Poems, on the left side of your screen, click that and all your poems will be listed and there is an edit button beside each poem, find the poem you want to edit, click the edit button, make the changes you want and scroll down to Update Poem. Hope I explained it clearly~
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Sally Eslinger
Date: 1/27/2022 9:56:00 AM
Constance does the Update then make the edits whoever Ostend n PS?
Date: 1/25/2022 8:03:00 PM
Hi, poets, especially Milton, I found three typos, but not an edit button. I am hoping y’all will forgive me and gloss over them to the meaning. Thank you!
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Eve Roper
Date: 1/26/2022 8:59:00 AM
Sally , go back to your "Member Home", then to "My Blogs" you'll find where you can edit your work.

My Past Blog Posts

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Address of Poetry 6-Much in Many Forms
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Address of Poetry, MORE ON WORDS
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The Address of Poetry, TWO
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The Address of Poetry
Date Posted: 12/26/2020 8:28:00 AM

My Recent Poems

Date PostedPoemTitleFormCategories
5/17/2022 A New World Question Free verseconflict,future,hate,hist
5/14/2022 THE CATS DREAM Imagismbeautiful,cat,dance,histo
5/12/2022 IN THE JOY OF THIS MORNING Free versechristian,encouraging,fly
4/14/2022 ATROCITIES Prose Poetryconflict,evil,god,humanit
4/12/2022 Neither Silent Nor Still Free versechristian,feelings,god,in
4/11/2022 Touching an Audience Thoughts on Creating Prose Poetryappreciation,art,creation
3/26/2022 Into Silence Free verseconflict,feelings,moon,pl
3/26/2022 C A T Imagismanxiety,cat,imagery,metap
3/13/2022 A Psalm in Flight to God Free versebird,christian,heaven,ima
3/13/2022 Devotion Poem VANTAGE POINTS Narrativecharacter,color,feelings,
3/12/2022 WINTERS LAST SURPRISE Imagismblue,flower,imagery,seaso
3/7/2022 Shopping Center Blackbird Free versebird,city,imagery,nature,
2/27/2022 NOMAD Didacticencouraging,identity,imag
2/26/2022 AS THEY FLEE Rhymefamily,humanity,imagery,p
2/26/2022 Against This Insanity of Putin Rhymeanger,christian,conflict,
2/23/2022 From Moon to Clover Prose Poetrydestiny,dream,future,life
2/22/2022 Degas Dancers Free versebeauty,dance,feelings,ima
2/22/2022 Regarding Mirrors, A Short Poem Free verseage,giggle,identity,me,me
2/21/2022 The Gathered Women, a Short poem Free versechristian,devotion,feelin
2/21/2022 PULLING FROM THE MIST, What creating art is about Narrativeart,imagery,inspiration,m
2/20/2022 With the Faith of a Child Free versechristian,devotion,encour
2/17/2022 Devotion Poem Time Free versechristian,faith,husband,i
2/16/2022 Truly Proseculture,humor,irony,polit
2/15/2022 TREES Rhymebeauty,imagery,seasons,se
2/14/2022 Talking with God Free verseage,christian,father daug
2/11/2022 My Day Yesterday Alliterationage,beauty,day,dog,dream,
2/6/2022 SOUL TO SOUL Elegyfriend,grief,hope,imagery
2/5/2022 A Parenting Tale Narrativeangst,boy,family,life,mem
1/26/2022 A Threat of War Alliterationanxiety,conflict,future,i
1/25/2022 POET IDENTITY Prosecharacter,desire,destiny,
1/21/2022 R I V E R Free verseimagery,memory,nature,riv
1/16/2022 A MEANING FOR EACH DAY Free versebird,christian,imagery,jo
1/12/2022 In the August Heat Prose Poetryimagery,imagination,natur
1/5/2022 THE GLORIES NEAR Free versefaith,god,humanity,imager
12/31/2021 Come New Years Eve 2021 Prose Poetrycelebration,encouraging,h
12/31/2021 SpellCeckers, Down Rhymeangst,change,fun,perspect
12/25/2021 What Punctuation Marks Rhymelanguage,poems,teacher,wo
12/24/2021 CHRISTMAS INVITES Free verseangel,christian,heaven,im
12/20/2021 Santa Limerick Limerickchristmas,fun,
12/18/2021 A Forest Dance Imagismdance,earth,joy,nature,tr
12/15/2021 The Weight of Ghosts Narrativeheaven,imagery,me,memory,
12/14/2021 The Bond Free versedestiny,fate,friendship,i
12/12/2021 Lessons Beyond Anger Prose Poetryanalogy,christian,emotion
12/5/2021 ROCKING Imagismanalogy,character,feeling
11/29/2021 I Shall Free versedeath,dream,flower,imager
11/19/2021 Fall Season Haiku Haikuautumn,color,imagery,time
11/14/2021 Winter Haiku Series Haikuangel,bird,imagery,joy,li
11/14/2021 November in Kentucky Free versefeelings,imagery,november
11/13/2021 Global Warming Free verseearth,feelings,hope,image
11/12/2021 Our Soldier Son Narrativefaith,family,fear,feeling
11/11/2021 W A T E R F A L L S Prose Poetrychange,identity,imagery,l
11/7/2021 L O V E Didacticblessing,creation,inspira
11/1/2021 In Time with Autumn Free verseage,christian,how i feel,
10/28/2021 Fully Autumn Free versecolor,dance,imagery,metap
10/15/2021 WHAT GOES UNSEEN Free versefantasy,god,imagery,life,
10/14/2021 Doing an Irish Jig Free versedance,dream,fun,ireland,m
10/12/2021 While Listening to Yo Yo Ma Free versefeelings,heart,imagery,li
10/10/2021 My Beloved Flowers Alliterationchristian,feelings,garden
10/9/2021 MEMORIES OF BACH Free versedance,high school,imagery
10/7/2021 Devotion Poem MY PLEAS Free versedevotion,emotions,husband
10/7/2021 At the Hospital Didacticchristian,emotions,inspir
10/6/2021 How He Slept through It Free verseday,dream,fish,home,moon,
9/30/2021 The Faeries Are Still Outside Rhymefantasy,fun,garden,humor,
9/28/2021 ON TO IRELAND Free versegreen,happiness,ireland,l
9/27/2021 No Conclusions Free versehumor,language,time,words
9/25/2021 NOW AUTUMN Rhymeautumn,christian,day,imag
9/24/2021 EXPRESSIONS Rhymechristian,feelings,joy,mo
9/23/2021 Pondering the Power of God Prose Poetry8th grade,christian,devot
9/23/2021 Sidney Cat Prose Poetryallegory,bird,cat,charact
9/19/2021 TO LIVE AND BREATHE Free verseart,bird,christian,color,
9/15/2021 Awake to God s Touch Free versechristian,encouraging,fai
9/11/2021 COLD TEARS Prose Poetryconflict,deep,emotions,hu
9/10/2021 Abbott Cat Free verseallegory,character,extend
9/10/2021 THERE AND HERE Sept 11 Free versebridal shower,creation,gr
9/9/2021 Carroll Cat Free verseangst,cat,change,imagery,
9/8/2021 Night to Morning Prose Poetrycreation,dance,dream,imag
8/30/2021 The Signaling Moments Prose Poetryencouraging,faith,gospel,
8/28/2021 Each a Portrait Didacticcommunity,earth,love,pers
8/28/2021 CAT TALE Free verseallegory,angst,character,
7/9/2021 Mystic Verse the Soul Free versechristian,journey,love,sp
7/6/2021 D R A G O N S Acrosticfantasy,kiss,passion,roma
7/3/2021 JESUS a poem for our grandkids Free verse1st grade,2nd grade,candy
6/29/2021 Here the Bluejay Imagismbird,blue,flower,nature,p
6/23/2021 WARNING Words Up from My Soul Free versebeauty,death,depression,j
5/31/2021 Requiem Free versechristian,dedication,hist
5/23/2021 The BELLS Free versechristian,dedication,dest
5/22/2021 A Life Hit Prose Poetryart,dog,endurance,health,
5/22/2021 Worship NOW, for friends in Christ Free versechristian,god,light,music
5/20/2021 This Dusk Prose Poetrychristian,dream,imagery,m
5/16/2021 These Ladies I Draw Free verseart,character,image,imagi
5/15/2021 PSALM Lost Words Free verseautumn,christian,inspirat
5/14/2021 A Devotion Poem FATE Prose Poetryabsence,christian,emotion
5/10/2021 STEPS Prose Poetryage,christian,courage,dre
5/4/2021 Psalm for Waiting Hearts Prose Poetrychristian,encouraging,lif
5/3/2021 Know Trees Free versechristian,inspiration,nat
4/26/2021 Young Again Prose Poetryage,heaven,humor,identity
4/25/2021 FULLY HUMAN Free verseangst,christian,horse,jes
4/16/2021 Fully This Gift Free versechristian,inspiration,jes
3/21/2021 Today, What Music Brought Free verseangel,christian,dance,hea
3/19/2021 Spring Sight Free versebird,imagery,nature,sprin

My Photos

Fav Poems

our flowers Free verseflower,
Beausoleil Light Versehistory,philosophy,
Flow Lyricemotions,endurance,retire
Drowsy Imagismbeautiful,color,green,sea
rivers bank Monokumemory,river,
A Free Spirit Free verselove,
January Sky Haikunature,silver,tree,
Balmy Dawn Haikunature,
Grace Free versechildhood,faith,family,fo
A drug called Love Free verselove,
In Soft Glowing Mistress Flame Of The Beauty's Breath - a collaboration with Susan Ashley Rhymeart,beautiful,desire,love
Whisper Me a Song, My Love Versesong,
Turtle Verseanimal,beauty,flower,natu
Appreciate Me Free verseappreciation,blessing,tre
- Time for Truth - Free verseemotions,goodbye,truth,
Super, Awesome, and Grand Sonnetdaughter,death,pets,
a farewell, frozen Free verseanalogy,goodbye,
He Sits Astride a Horse Free versecelebration,dark,hero,his
One day in a life Sonnetamerica,day,dream,heart,i
Three Trees Verseautumn,color,nature,
The Fervent Wish And The Sincere Prayer Haikuappreciation,art,assonanc
Loved Ones Verselost love,
The Empty Academy Schoolhouse Free versehistory,nostalgia,school,
Super Power Me Free verseappreciation,birth,blessi
Wintertime Lyricholiday,nature,snow,song,
I Can't Write Lyricanti bullying,funny,humor
Edge of Silence Free verseanalogy,love,
Nocturnal Reverie Rhymesea,
The Spaces Between Free versecreation,imagination,insp
STITCHES Free versefather,mother,
The Hunter And His Prey Free verseintrospection,perspective
Reality Senryulife,
Transcendence Tankabeach,death,destiny,fathe
Lavender Skies 1 Rhymelove,romantic love,sky,so
Missing, the Magic Rhymeangel,love,magic,nature,
That's Poetry Free versepoems,poetess,poetry,poet
After The Flood Rhymebible,god,inspiration,
THE SACRED DROPS Romanticismjourney,nature,philosophy
Tragic, When Innocence Was Lost And Love Fled Romanticismart,creation,deep,symboli
Shifting Plates of Time Narrativeage,
Rest Free versedeath,freedom,heaven,jour
Auction of Emotions Free verseangst,emotions,philosophy
haiku No 15 Haiku9th grade,
the gardener - a note to self Free verseanalogy,angst,
After I Write Free verseliterature,meaningful,per
Pruning Free versechange,death,garden,growt
Poem of November 19th Verseage,autumn,earth,loss,los

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sand blown Canada Flag Canada Read
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michael mc dermott Ireland Flag Ireland Read
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Joe Maverick United Kingdom Flag United Kingdom Read
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Jo Daniel India Flag India Read
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Richard Palmer Jamaica Flag Jamaica Read
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northern phoenix Canada Flag Canada Read
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