The Impossibility of Poetry

January 19, 2018
By nateaaaaa BRONZE, Kansas City, Missouri
nateaaaaa BRONZE, Kansas City, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
True ease in writing comes from art, not chance,
As those move easiest who have learn'd to dance,
'Tis not enough no harshness gives offence,
The sound must seem an echo to the sense.

Poetry? Impossible!

Rhythm? Meter? Rhyme?

They're moving walls - a labyrinth

Solvable by few minds.


For year's I've dug for this precious jewel

Through rock! Brick! Stone!

A two foot hole, an inch in width,

And no poetry I've gained from so.


My progress in my search for it

Is as miserable as this poem,

And as pointless as some painted ship

On some painted ocean.


But search, I've done for 50 years,

So I'll search for 50 more;

And maybe, if you see me then,

I'll be halfway done with this chore.

The author's comments:

I had an assignment for school to write a poem. My previous efforts to write the poem inspired The Imposibility of Poetry.

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on Mar. 4 at 8:59 pm
Olivia-Atlet ELITE, Dardenne Prairie, Missouri
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Favorite Quote:
"To these the past hath its phantoms,
More real than solid earth;
And to these death does not mean decay,
But only another birth"
- Isabella Banks

This is my new favourite thing... Writer's block sure instills in us the passion for a topic, and often, brilliant works are produced. Just like this gem right here!

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