ANGELA & BRIAN

๐Ÿ’› POETICIANS ๐Ÿ’› ANGELA ๐Ÿ’› THREE BLANK VERSE SEXTETS ๐Ÿ’›



 

POETICIANS MUST ENGAGE ~ LIKE A CIRCLE IN A CIRCLE ~ LIKE A WHEEL WITHIN A WHEEL ~ LIKE THE POETRY YOU FIND ~ IN THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND 

 

POETICIANS must engage ~ some long lost rudiments of Grammar

And thereby enter into the Courts of Calliope

On the the other side of reasonableness !

And seek to rearrange from sludge of Modern Poetry

And re-articulate the lost chord of the Muse

Please salvage the lost *Bon Mots* of Classic Poetry !

 

POETICIANS must engage ~ some long lost rudiments of Grammar

Restore again process of thought ~ now crucified 

And reason buried now *neath the asphalt of Modernity

The legacy of Phantomatic absolutes

Now lost alas twixt Heaven & Gehennah

Please salvage the lost *Bon Mots* of Classic Poetry ! 

 

POETICIANS must engage ~ some long lost rudiments of Grammar

A bouquette of blood-red flags & bunting

Stop all the clocks ~ til Keats & Worsdworth resurrect

And re-articulate the lost chord of the Muse

The legacy of Phantomatic absolutes

Please salvage the lost *Bon Mots* of Classic Poetry !

 

Thanks for visiting ~ comments welcome ~ Love Angela & Brian ๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ’›

 

This Poem is presented as an *Encapsulate Poem* in which three quatrains are encapsulated in the same first and last lines of a sextet. The result is three balanced blank verse sextets.  It is lament from POETICIANS of the mediocrity of *Modern Poetry* which lacks Rhyme - Rhythm - Reason ! Love Angela & Brian ~ ENJOY !     

  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 18th, 2020 04:30
  • Category: Reflection
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Comments3

  • dusk arising

    Poetician was a new word to me so i looked it up on google where it is suggested to be 1) of a hindu origin 2) a poet engaged in politics (there was an old fella called corbyn, his policies were simply absorbin'. 3) the title of a website.
    Perhaps you know another meaning of this word.
    However, your theme expresses disappointment with the current standard of poetry as you perceive it. That's a fair enough point of view but i doubt you or any other poet posting on mps has the finesse to gain the acclaim awarded to the past greats of our art. Remembering that language is a fluid, ever changing method of communication and todays popular grammar does not resemble that of the classic poets it is perfectly acceptable to the reasonable mind that poetry is written in the grammar of 2020 where the writer feels it appropriate.

    • ANGELA & BRIAN

      Ooooops DA - Mea Culpa ! I posted a COMMENT instead of a Reply ! Please check Poem - Thanks ANGELA !

      • dusk arising

        Why do you keep doing that? There must be some ulterior motive, you keep doing it so regularly.

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      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        ANGELA HERE - THANKS DA - I guess my Public School Secondary Eduction is showing ! When I studied GCSE English Literature it tended to focus on the Classical Poets - Like Keats & Wordsworth. At the least a Poem should have some Structure i.e look like a Poem when printed. Rhyme is optional - but there should be some Rhythm to aid recitation. I am a firm believer in the oral tradition and that a Poem (structurewise) should be *easy* to recite and *easy* to listen to. I love Poetry Readings. Especially people reading their own Poetry ! And my fourth criteria is that a Poem should contain Reason i.e. be coherant in the language it is written in. In the past some - so called *poems* posted on MPS have lacked Rhyme - Rhythm & Reason. Im not including *Nonsense Poems* a la Spike Millighan etc - which is an acepted genre. Thanks again - Your comments always make me think !

        Blessings to You & Yours
        Love ANGELA ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿค๐Ÿ’™

        • dusk arising

          Well its rare i see you two post any meaningful poetry with any sign of emotion in it. Mostly your posts appear like a junior school lesson with lots of unnecessary explanations thrown in.

        • Goldfinch60

          In this life we have the freedom to write as we please and as d a has said 'language is fluid' and moves on into different ways of writing.
          What you are saying then is that the poems that I write, which are nearly always free verse, are not very good; if that is so why do you comment on them!
          I mostly write from the heart and put my feelings into words and to me and many others on this site they are meaningful to them.



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