Creative Observations MAG

By Unknown, Unknown, Unknown

   A poem may come out

in any of three ways:

really good,

really bad,

or mediocre -

a blah-poem,

possibly like this one,

those poems that can take

a thousand revisions

and be neither helped

nor harmed.

Perhaps the ideas are

all right,

but the words, the medium -

they're no good.

They obstruct the meaning

instead of being doorway to it.

The really bad poems are

ejected into the circular file

as soon as the words

sludge onto the hateful page.

(Not that it's the paper's fault.)



But the really good poems

those are the rare gems, pure

sparkle, flowing fluidly from

inspiration to inspiration.

Heaven a breath away

and I hardly know what I'm doing...

I only know that I am a channel

and that everything sounds right the first time

nothing can improve

perfection.





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on Feb. 25 2013 at 7:20 am
SaphiraBrightscales DIAMOND, Islamabad, Other
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Favorite Quote:
I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
- Maya Angelou
When i was little/I used to point a chubby finger toward the dark sky/And ask my father/why some stars moved and others didn’t/He would laugh and explain that some were airplanes/I still wish on them today ~ Laugh-It-Out
The feathers of a crow are black/The ink of my pen is blacker/The pain of my heart is blackest~ Mckay
If love produced a blossom/I’d take it in my palm/What a blessing, the bright color!/How soothing, such a balm!/I’d keep a petal for my own/The rest, drop from my hands/For such a flower would multiply/And populate the lands~ thesilentraven
And I began to rival legends/Long entombed before my birth./But for all my much envied fame/The lust for more would not abate./The plaques and prizes with my name/Will, like all things, disintegrate. ~ TheEpic95 now known as Helena_Noel

That poem really flowed,,, I like the theme a lot and th simplicity...Good JOB!!  Congratulations on getting it into the mag!

on Mar. 30 2011 at 4:29 pm
Imaginedangerous PLATINUM, Riverton, Utah
31 articles 0 photos 404 comments
I liked how friendly and casual this was- it sounded like someone was really talking. Good work.

on Nov. 5 2009 at 2:40 pm
AbbotRabbit GOLD, Abolana, District Of Columbia
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Favorite Quote:
This poem has great flow and insight.
I really enjoyed it.
Lovely poem darling =]
-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-
XxIll tell you Im an orphan after you meet myy familyXx

This poem has great flow and insight.

I really enjoyed it.

Lovely poem darling =]

-Please check out the works that I have posted on here it would be highly appreciated and I think you would greatly enjoy them, Thankk youz-

XxThe Whole Time You Were Talking I Didnt Hear A Single Word You Said B/C Th3 Whole Time You Were Talking I Was Picturing You DeadXx


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