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 !