What is it With Poetry


What is it With Poetry


Deliberate and oh’ so


slow indeed ..

Much like the opening

and the closing

of a palsied hand ..

I remember being told

or reading

somewhere, long ago

that poetry

is now the oldest

language known to man ..

Read and spoken

everywhere, much like

a single

universal tongue ..

Heard, understood, loved

and indeed

then acted on ..

Probing and empowering

telling truths

and likewise lies

then sharing sublime

secrets ..

Taking moments sacred

stored for

posterity and later savoured ..

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  • orchidee

    In olden days ye poetic stirrings began, with thee and thou, and whoever else! lol.

    • Neville

      Verily, indeed ............................................. perhaps ๐Ÿง maybe I should thank thee too ๐Ÿญ

    • Laura๐ŸŒป

      Dear Neville,

      A telescope of what isโ€ฆ
      Nicely executed!๐Ÿ‘

      Iโ€™m appreciating todayโ€™s writing from you very much.

      Laura ๐ŸŒป

      • Neville

        you have filled my afternoon with a golden glow and deep joy ma'am .. thank you Laura ๐ŸŒปx

      • Violet bluebell( used to be yellow rose)

        Poetry is a good way to express ourselves ))

        A nice poem ๐Ÿ™‚

        • Neville

          I quite agree .. thank you VB ๐Ÿง๐Ÿฆ‹๐ŸŒธ:)

        • Accidental Poet

          Poetry... the language of the heart? ๐Ÿค”

          • Neville

            ................. You got it squire don'tcha ๐ŸŒน

            • Accidental Poet

              Fifty-six years of loving the same girl/woman automatically leads you down a road of poetic bliss. That's all the training a Muse needs. ๐Ÿ˜‰

            • Doggerel Dave

              I don't visit very often now, so I feel lucky to have caught you, Neville. 'Thought you were away, navigating the world with a white stick....
              Glad you are not.

              • Neville

                I noticed & have been wondering why and hoping you might reconsider .. I have been away, in Albania to be precise with a bit of a holiday tacked on at the end to make the whole affair seem more of a fun thing .. and under the circumstances, consider my self well n truly honoured .. cheers Dave ... Neville

              • L. B. Mek

                'your talented fingertips
                our Poesy's heartstrings'

                • Neville

                  ... I can almost feel a swoon coming on .. Cheers my very fine literary friend .. Neville

                • Teddy.15

                  Hello dear Nev, so lovely to be able to come by and write something once more, you are of such poetic beauty that when people read your poems they relate deeply of course I can only really speak on behalf of myself but I truly mean it, your deep sense of truth that's spills out from beyond your poetic heart will always keep me coming back to read more. ๐Ÿค—

                  • Neville

                    Hello Teddy what an absolute thrill it was to see you have visited .. You are, as always very kind to this old fella and I sincerely hope you are planning to stay around for a while ... actually, a very long while indeed .. ๐ŸŒนx

                  • Poetic Dan

                    Without it I'd not have one of your books on shelve or found many other souls that showed me a reflection of self!
                    Poetry be that glue between me and you lol
                    Always a pleasure

                    • Neville

                      Wow Dan .. I just knew you were a man of your word .. now you're a man of mine too .. Bless you my friend .. Here's hoping that you n the gang have a FAB weekend .. Cheers from a very grateful Neville

                    • Kinsey Peterson

                      Poetry is a fascinating subject that has connected people across cultures, distance, and time. I'm honored to be witnessing your impact on the art. ๐Ÿ™‚

                      • Neville

                        It is a real pleasure, as well as a true honour felt, to have you make the journey with me .. so many thanks, for both those gifts, my friend .. Neville

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