Michael Edwards

THE LANGUAGE OF POETRY

 

 

 

THE LANGUAGE OF POETRY

 

 

Poetry is the highest form of the language.

Poets are the guardians of the form. 

 

The language of poets

the poetry of language.

Comments10

  • Goldfinch60

    We may be guardians but our words we hope will shine for others as yours do Michael.

  • orchidee

    A fine write Michael. Poetry might be about B& B (Bed & Breakfast); but not F&B (****** and ******). Too much of it is just laziness in poetry sometimes, I think.

    • Michael Edwards

      There is a lot of laziness - might post a follow up to this tomorrow.

      • orchidee

        Thanks M. Ohh, I don't care - FFFFFFFFFF and BBBBBBBBBBBBBB. Woof, woof! Fido's gone mad hearing that!

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      • Poetic Dan

        Words from the heart, some see as art. While others just scoff and keep walking by.

        Great work

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        GOOD MORNING UNCLE MICHAEL ! Its 10pm Thursday here ! I like to comment on MPS Poems at the end of the the Day : gives me time to meditate ! Love the COTTAGE Im hoping BRIAN will buy one like that for when we are married ! In your elegant POEM you use the word FORM twice ! BRIAN has been teaching me that a PROPER POEM must have FORM & FUNCTION (as distinct from MODERN POETRY which lacks both !). BRIAN HE SAY *A Proper Poem must have Something to say (Subject & Title) and say it in a Poetic Form (Structure) ! Brian & I try to stick to that MANTRA but (Because we are Encourgers) we dont castigate those who DONT. Brian & I were taught Poetry & Literature @ School ! 20 years on (the Cultural Paucity of the 21st C) the emphasis on EXCELLENCE has dissappeared ! Thanks for sharing : Please check my poen today : PINK !

        Blessings & love to You & Yours
        Yours in the PINK ! ANGELA 🧡🧡🧡🧡

        • Michael Edwards

          Thanks Angela. My main aim in poetry is to achieve metre so that the read trips off the tongue - structural form also appeals but is in second place for me.

        • dusk arising

          For some poetry is art. For some a poet is a boring old fart. For me, i'm a plumber.

          • Michael Edwards

            If every fart was deemed a note
            it’s many virtues I’d promote
            I’d play a stirring symphony
            by Mahler Brahms or Tchaikovsky

            • dusk arising

              If in reply i was gonna be a bitch
              I'd force on you Shostakovich
              or if youre thinking "he's a pussy"
              I'd recommend Claude Debussy

              All in all - art or farty
              Gymnopedes by Eric Satie
              Or if that chokes and you begin to cough
              Sherherazade Rimsky Korsakov

              But if your fart wind is not cured
              let one rip in an overture
              love it, hate it, gripe or grouse
              flap away like der fledermaus

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            • Suresh

              Poetry has become a form of expression
              For many a platform to release depression
              Whether call it art, fart or a craft
              Unlike most, I know I'm not that smart

              • Michael Edwards

                Not as smart as a fart? Aw you don't mean that - cheers Suresh.

              • marijoy

                I can see you guys having a lot of fun with this writing site. I love short poems or just words dripping from a pen. Every word counts.
                Thanks Michael. Lovely water color paints.

                • Michael Edwards

                  Mostly a mad English contingency and yes - we do have fun. Some take it too seriously but poetry is to be enjoyed and not just a release for personal angst and anguish. Hope you join in the fun. Will look out for your postings and thanks so much for dropping by and commenting.

                  • marijoy

                    You are very welcome

                  • Neville

                    I like these words.. I like em a lot.. I do, I do, I do...... N

                    • Michael Edwards

                      And I believe you I do I do . Actually banter apart I'm quite pleased with this one for its sheer simplicity and underlying message.

                      I'll put the trumpet down now.

                      • Neville

                        tis the dogs testicles sir...

                        and if that dont get Fido barking, nowt will :)

                      • orchidee

                        Oh no, he saw it - woof, woof, woofity-woof - a poetic woof there. No end to his talents! heehee.

                      • FineB

                        Hi Michael,

                        A wonderful write.

                        You have summed up beautifully the soul of the poet and the art of poetry.

                        Keep writing FineB

                        • Michael Edwards

                          That's a lovely comment - thanks FineB.



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