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Soul of Poetry



Nothing leaves me smitten
like a fresh page, yet unwritten,
nothing holds my visions so untouched.
Blank absorbing in every written word I pen,
blank as to oppose a prose’s clutch.

Emptiness lays quiet,
a clean unspoken faint defiance,
emptiness with quiet violet underlines.
Naked as a hidden handwritten composition,
naked, just as ivory in the sky.

Bareness of it soothing,
gives to me a moment moving,
bareness subtle something underneath.
Open as a window where sweet unsettling winds blow,
open window to the soul of poetry.
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Submitted on May 02, 2011

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I wrote my first poem at the age of 10. Although I enjoyed reading and writing poetry, I didn't truly appreciate it until a few years ago. At 21 I started really writing for myself as a release. It has surely become my escape, my late night ritual, my confession. I feel honored to be a part of this community where so many talented poets come together. I appreciate any sentiment and am elated at the opportunity to comment on so many beautiful pieces! more…

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