Poetry sifts the moment
The lyric of dreams
hearth of pain
Poetry is the space between
the noise outside and my voice
a luscious joy
Jealous for beauty
Poetry, watercolor memory
surfaces to clear lines, light
62 thoughts on “On Poetry”
=) Thanks, B.
So, poetry has something to do with your voice?
The crack, the moment, the lyric of dreams, of hope, of pain, of aborted hearth?
The noise outside is intention and questions.
Poetry is your watercolor memory
Of the surface to air missiles
I apologize, but there is some connection
To the image you paint.
I am falling in love with “Assurance”
And “Lucious joy.”
There is clearly light.
Love the last line of your comment. Thanks, S. Not sure why you apologize.
What makes us sing says a lot about what we wish for.
Yes, but in this case what do we wish for? (This is purely rhetorical.)
I’ve said enough.
So many words zipping through cyberspace, some pretty good darn writers out here. Thanks for the time you give me.
Very nice poem. If the professor tried to do poetry, he would be laughed to scorn.
As it is, we laugh with you in affection. Now, who wouldn’t want that? You really ought to try, though…of course I expect your poetic voice to be quite different from the masses’…. Thanks for the ongoing support.
You always bring a ray of laughter into my day.
Maybe I should try…eventually!
No harm in trying.
‘Jealous for beauty’ <– So incredibly true. Loved this poem and the picture just added the extra bit to get the goosebumps really rolling over my arms!
Thanks for such sweet feedback. I appreciate your time and encouragement. Fun site you got there! Diana
That’s powerful stuff, Madame. You must have caught some summer breeze in the corner of your eye.
Ha ha ha. And I appreciate the respectful address but please — I feel jurassic under the “Madame.”
Lovely…and poignant somehow. The combination of spare language evoking rich imagery and the stunning photo is luscious. Thank you.
*Shaking my head* Chloe, I say again what I have to other thoughtful commenters. If you kept writing over at your place the way you leave gems here (your diction is amazing), you’d be unstoppable. I don’t know why your (plural) comments become so rich and beautiful here. Thanks so much for the blessing and for enriching my work.
Love this piece. This is a more descriptive expression. Loved it, especially the line “poetry is the space between the noise outside”.
Thanks for the visit and thoughtful feedback. Always appreciated. Keep up the inspiration. Diana
And thank you for the follow!
After a hectic day this was a breath of fresh air.
So sweet! Aww…to think, you’d chk in at the end of such a day. Thank you!
Do you get my posts via email or Reader?
Yes, although I was avoiding email from all the hectic-ness. I wanted to submerge myself in beautiful photography and poetry which is mainly what my blog feed is. Yours was the first post.
Oh, nice to know. =) I was asking which mode you receive my posts by, email or Reader, bc this was a rare repost (from over a year ago) I wanted to refresh for all the new readers, and WPress has so many glitches that sometimes those who get me by email don’t receive reposts. I wanted to keep abreast of any glitches. And your blessing of a feedback meant so much when I (italicized) was about to crash from an extraordinarily tiring day.
Lately, life has been hectic and sometimes I think I don’t have time to find a quote, or work on a piece or post a photo. Yet, it is just these things that are revitalizing to the soul.
This is wonderful.
Thanks, JL. =)
You’re very welcome, HW. (-:
This is wonderful. The words “watercolor memory surfaces to clear lines” really resonated with me….
Thank you for the CLeaR feedback, Kate. =) Appreciate your taking a moment.
A fresh breath of air….your poem is
Thx so much. I appreciate the faithful support. =)
As a TV/Movie producer guy, I love that you used the same font that is considered ‘official’ in that industry.
And ‘poetry is breath’? Interesting. As my yoga instructor tells me, ‘breath is life’. So, ‘Poetry is life’ for you???
I tHiNk WPress selects this font for reposts (wrote this over a yr ago) on my template.
I don’t write as much poetry as I’d like to be able tom to say it is my breath – writing, writing AnYthiNg is my breath, as I shared in the About. But in answer to your ques, I think of the
poetry of life.
Excellent, and well illustrated too.
Thank you, Ian. Glad you enjoyed. And that’s a public domain image.
Oh I love this!! and yes, poetry is breath!!
=) Sure appreciate the hearty feedback.
🙂 hope you are well and your little guy is enjoying summer:)
BAaaaAAh — I seriously considered ranting on the blog this morning – a first. He’s a very enjoyable boy, but I have my share of frustrations as a parent. THANKs for the sweet word.
Rant all ye wants and needs (smiles) I am currently a counsellor on a youth line but, I did work on their parent help line for 3 years…ranting was maintaining their sanity:) The toughest and most important job you will ever be faced with…parenthood. Blessings, Diana:)
I relate to this poem so much, especially the last two lines: “Poetry/is breath.” Poetry is my breath, and I don’t know what I’d do without it, whether I’m writing or reading it.
Awesome. Breath — even when you’re reading it…now, thEre’s a poet for ya.
Yes for sure!
This is a great poem. I loved it. Poetry, is full of emotions, bursting at the seams. Poetry, is life. Thanks for sharing 🙂
So glad you enjoyed it, MK. Thx for the lovely feedback.
“Poetry is the space between
the noise outside and my voice”
I like these lines celebrating poetry. I like poetry in measured doses 🙂 Its influence is sometimes evident in my prose. I like prose more . . . it takes me beyond the space between the noise outside and my voice; beyond rhythm, verse, iambic metres, and stanzas.
That’s interesting that you seem to find more freedom in prose than in poetry. Many would feel differently. I wish I wrote more poetry. Just wonderful how we can all do our art. =)
Just beautiful. Examples of poetry like this are always striking to me, partly because poetry isn’t something I’ve explored much and don’t quite have the knack for. Lovely words and composition.
Kind of you. You can always try… =)
“Poetry is Breath”
That is the line I love to see. For at times it feels like that is the sole truth. Very nice
So glad it resonated with you, JM. Thx for letting me know. =)
“Poetry is the space between
the noise outside and my voice””
–I especially like, and can relate to this line.
Wonderful it’s a vast space to explore. =) Thx for sharing that with me.
For some reason I didn’t get an email notice of your last couple posts, Diana. Your poem makes me think about why it always feel so necessary when reading a poem to slow down and really take it in- no skimming or speed reading– yet so much fewer words. Poems, as you say, can “crack open time.”
Will return soon to take in your other posts. xo
Your technical feedback’s helping me see that most – if not all – my reposts (this one was over a year old, I believe) are not reaching those who follow me by email. I guess those who get me on their Reader are doing all right. I enjoy hearing what you take away from my poems. I heard that phrase in my head one day last year. You really are so wonderful with the faithful reads. Thanks so much.
i must say your poetry is very intersting .you have a good taste and flavour of writing.
Appreciate the kind feedback.