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ANGELA & BRIAN

WHAT IS A POET ? ANGELA & BRIAN ~ A 7 7 BLANK VERSE SONNET !

 

JOHN BETJEMAN ~ THE POETS POET ~ LISTEN TO CHRISTMAS !

 

WHAT distinguishes Poets from People ?

Firstly it is IMAGINATION ~ The

Ability to see beyond REALITY

And to perceive Hidden Depth & Meaning !

It is this ability that requires

An infinite store of WORDS to express

Insight into Life & Love & Leisure !

 

If ones Native Vocabulary is .......

Inadequate ~ then there are six thousand

Languages to choose from ~ or invent WORDS

Poetic Licence ! Your WORDS must then be

Arranged into lines of appropriate

METER to give the POEM ~ FLOW !  RHYME is .......

NOT ESSENTIAL ~ but aids RECITATION !

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love A & B 🧡🧡🧡

 

This POEM is presented as a 7 7 blank verse Sonnet ~ OK

Each line has ten syllables ~ iambic pentameter !

 

JOHN BETJEMAN is a Classical Poet ~ whose Poems always

have perfect meter and most of them have a consistent Rhyme

Pattern.  They are a delight to recite and his VOCABULARY 

(words) is PERFECT. If one looks at his MANUSCRIPTS ~ there

are many (sometimes minor) alterations until he got it RIGHT.

If you want to be a better POET ~ get a book of John*s Poems

and read ~ mark ~ learn & inwardly digest ! Please make sure

you read them out loud ~ to fully savour each & every WORD !

His Poem CHRISTMAS ~ is my favourite ~ It is the one POEM

of the thousand*s Ive read & recited ~ I wish I had written !