Kevin Michael Bloor

The Poet's Ploy

The poet has a way with words;

he rounds them up like farmer’s herds.

Arranges them upon the page

in measured lines, so he can gauge

their metre, rhythm, pace and rhyme.

Perfectionist; he takes his time,

but secretly,  and this is true:

puts pen to page to play with you,

to gently tug upon the strings

of your poor heart until it sings

a song so sweet, it will inspire,

like Orpheus upon his lyre!

This poet’s pleasing 'poem ploy'

puffs up his heart with pride and joy!



  • FredPeyer

    That is exactly what we all are trying to do, Kevin. Well said.

  • Doggerel Dave

    A 'little' sonnet with an incisive analysis of an aspiring poet's ways and means.
    Not 'little' at all, the subject as realised by you.


  • Goldfinch60

    So true Kevin.


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