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Yes! Obscessed with Poetry

Blog Posted:1/9/2023 8:34:00 PM

This poem seems to be the possible stuff to cause some heartfelt sharing.  To preface, i'd like to say,  that I am TRULY THANKFUL FOR THE EXISTENSEBOF PoetrySoup and FOR ALL MY SISTER & BROTHER SOUPER, SUPER POETS!  Were it not for PS, i'd likely have penned barely 20% as many poems,; not been inspired to improve my skills from my reading of other excellent, very skilled poets;and, EITHER BE DIVORCED OR IN A SANITARIUM SOMEPLACE.  
still, my life with Our Most Holy and Glorious ABBAhas brought me to know that THERE ARE NO ACCIDENTS!  Life -- by His will has brought us all here according to His Plan.  We are threads in His talestry.  Heaven marvels.  We are thankful, and edify the Created-All.

SO,PLEASE SPEAK.  YOUR.  PASSION.  I will be quiet, eager to listen!   Blessings!

May the muse be with you!

*** Yes…Obscessed with Poetry! ***

As the moon was releasing finale beams
And the sun was dressing 
For her later, post-solstice, winter rise,
I had not yet slept, kept
Awake by epiphanies of poetics —
My tireless pen scribbling
   the rushing lyrics to their

Then, as the clouds refused to part
To reveal our sun’s well-warming
   light at her mid-day height,
I was excitedly expounding
About the knowlege my night
   with poetry had brought, revealing,
So i thought, some meaning
   about the human psyche,
More than just matters of words.

But, beyond the import
Of Poetry growing a range of spring
Violets across my night’s icy clear pages ,
An afternoon’s gust repleat 
With January hail
Fell over me after 
I exclaimed, “Amazing?”

and to hear in response —

“Look, you’re obscessed with poetry.
I’m not and I was
   just wondering how long 
       before quiet would —“

Eliminate your wondering!
As (just days before Christmas) on
A cold afternoon, a storm passed through
The city with little warning.
Flashed lightning twice over 
The sky, and sounding but once —
Thunder struck us dumb.

I hear inner gusts 
Smacking my tears against the windows’ panes.
My amusement is drowned within the room.
Perhaps…After I scream — Yes!
Yes!  I am obscessed
With poetry
   (with words and language) My vocation!
Yes! And also truly
  With God
    With my beloved, and our pups
      With drawing, dance and music…
But, foremost, I am obscessed —
To say and stay so,
With living
  With surviving
    in blessed Hope —
      on past the trials of ailments
            and the hard gales of age —
Thankful to poetry — perhaps
   anong the least of most of these,
For its patiently waiting ways —
Within the All and everyone one of us —
That we may hold a dream of seeing
  Violet buds lift their heads
      Above a layer of January snow ~
and that we may hear the poems’ rise
In a moment’s stilled brilliance
From each opening, purple petal.—————————————————————————————————————-
(c) sally you g eslinger 1/9/2023.  Thanks be to God…


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Date: 1/17/2023 5:48:00 AM
There are times when poetry obsession hits me, too. After writing something in rhyme form, I find myself talking in rhyme!
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Sally Eslinger
Date: 2/2/2023 8:50:00 AM
LOL, Jenna. that would be like when a song keep repeating in mind all day. But, i suppose if you come up with something unusual, you wast to take notes! Haha, So nice to see you!
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Date: 1/22/2023 9:43:00 AM
Jenna, i am long at poetry but recent at rhyme. It get easier, more of a habit the more i do it and as you say go around thinking it. I find the people whi excel write rhymes that flow easily. Good 2 C U
Date: 1/14/2023 6:52:00 AM
Sally, wonderful poem and I have been poetry obsessed like you since I could pick up a pencil in my attic room overlooking my mother's flower garden, Constance
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Sally Eslinger
Date: 1/15/2023 9:30:00 PM
Splenfdid to picture you so. Oh for two minutes flight thru your writing mind of that time. I had great thick books of the Romantic poets i wept over & wanted to emulate probably abt the same age, well, i was 12.
Date: 1/11/2023 1:14:00 PM
Yes, I'd say you are really obsessed with poetry. I follow my obsessions too. You keep on it, Sally!
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Sally Eslinger
Date: 1/12/2023 7:23:00 PM
Andrea. When the poems come as frequentky as they do for so many of us , and when we read and ponder many of such excellence every day, the passion for Poetry deepens. Almost inevitable. Thanks for sharing. sally
Date: 1/11/2023 12:33:00 AM
Very interesting poem, Sally, deep and touching:)
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Sally Eslinger
Date: 1/12/2023 9:34:00 PM
Nice to see you, Jo! Not sure it’s reallt deep. It’s actually what i would have said and thought after throwing breakable objects at the wall…
Date: 1/10/2023 5:59:00 PM
Sweet Sweet Sweet Sally! "Violets across......... And your last quatrain "Above a layer........ my faves! Creative poetry dear Lady!
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Date: 1/10/2023 9:57:00 PM
Thank youJMG! So, so very happy you liked the poem. Considering it was written instead of throwing breakable objects, probably very sweet i can hear a “sweet” come abour from it. Sorry, that’s some subtle New Jersey raised humor. I have to run read your work. So super to meet you!
Date: 1/9/2023 10:17:00 PM
Ah, the violet petal ~ no coincidence resonating with this frequency, I presume?
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Date: 1/10/2023 9:49:00 PM
I dont think it coincidence. Has become my fave flower and varities of violetm my fave colors. The sacred heart red rose i hold specially aside these days, A friend told me to say “very passionate about” instead of obscessed. Say, you think very put with Passionate is redundant? There are different focus points for passion, but are there degrees of passion? Serious question. I seriouksly study words.

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