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 !  

 

 

 

   

 

Comments6

  • orchidee

    A fine write A&B. I googled on 'iambic-thingy'. Someone had put 'Oh no, not another iambic waffle! heehee.

    • ANGELA & BRIAN

      Thanks UNCLE STEVE ! Please note ~ WITHOUT METER it is PROSE ~ WITH METER it is POETRY ~ OK ! I have added JB reading CHRISTMAS ~ please check. Please you liked it !

      Blessings to YOU & Fearless FIDO
      Yours as always ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡 + 🧡

    • orchidee

      Only just under 7 months to go - wishing the year away - arrgghh!

    • Michael Edwards

      Christmas is great but if I'd written any of his I'd be a happy man. Fine work A&B

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        THANKS UNCLE MIKE ~ We agree every one a GEM ~ A pity he became Poet Laureate so late in his life. I like the new system 10 years max ! I never rated DUFFEY ~ but I do rate SIMON ARMITAGE and I have a POEM on Him almost ready to publish on MPS. Pleased you liked our Presentation !

        Blessings & Peace & Love
        Yours ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        Ahh, Sir John
        Fully deserves his statue in St Pancras even the bar in his honor which I have frequented.
        His poem Loneliness helped me I love the englishness of his work a true laureate.
        Wonderful Tribute he inspired and inspires many of us
        Thank you A&B

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          Thanks ANDREW ~ For ANGELA & I ~ One of the greatest ~ a quitisenial ENGLISHMAN an Edwardian Eccentric and (Like Prince Charles) a lover of all things pre 1950 ! His Poems like Christmas & Joan Hunter Dunn are social comments on the 20's 30's & 40's and *Come Friendly Bombs & fall on SLOUGH* is a masterpiece ! In my POEM I was trying to emphasise FORM (does it look like a POEM ?) and METER (does it sound like a POEM ?) if it does both it is a POEM !

          Blessings & Peace
          Yours ANGELA & BRIAN 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • dusk arising

          Cor! and there i was thinkin, I could never be a poet. Now you've shown me how I might have a go.

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            THANKS *DA* ! IN THIS *BLANK VERSE* SONNET ~ We are talking specifically about WRITTEN POETRY. If it is just continuous writing (like a newspaper article or this REPLY) it is classified as PROSE not POETRY. A POEM must have STRUCTURE ~ Lines and Verses and it must have RHYTHM (meter) which should be consistent throughout the POEM ~ OK. A Poem does not have to RHYME but rhyming helps and it is traditional. Classical Poems like Villanelles & Pantoums etc do have strict Rhyme Patterns and a pattern of repeated lines ! The above example is a 7 7 Blank verse Sonnet ~ BECAUSE ~ It has 14 Lines ~ no Rhyme ~ but each Line has 10 Syllables to give it FLOW ~ OK Thanks for your comment !

            Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ~🧡🧡🧡🧡
            This POEM is an A & B Collaboration ~ OK !

            • dusk arising

              Well that might be the way to teach kids how poetry used to be written but i move with the times.

            • 3 more comments

            • Suresh

              Well now I know, I'm not a poet,
              And old dogs like me, can't learn new tricks.

              • Suresh

                STILL LOVE BEING A KID, THERE IS A CERTAIN INNOCENCE AFTER ALL, BEFORE SOCEITY DESTROYS IT,



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