Tuesday, January 5, 2016

Where The Poets Are

Land to land to land, I ask -
is this where the poets are?
I try all the tongues of man,
but no one answers me.

Sky to sky to sky, I cry -
is that where the poets are?
There are birds and clouds of words,
but none will fly or sing.

Sinking into the ocean of me,
I finally see where the poets are -
verses vaulted, loved and salted
away in the depths of me

like treasure at the bottom of the sea.

For The Tuesday Platform at Real Toads

22 comments:

Fireblossom said...

Look inward, grasshopper!

Kerry O'Connor said...

Land, sky, sea... each has its place in the heart of this poet.

N.s.k. warnakulasooriya said...

interesting...
good luck
http://imagtalks.blogspot.com/

brudberg said...

For some reason I started to think of Limbo - the place of poets waiting

Timoteo said...

A poet is a whole world inside of one person...you demonstrated that beautifully!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, Timoteo has said it perfectly and I do agree!!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

This is simply perfect.

Margaret said...

Vaulted loved and salted... Boy, do you have a way with words.

Steve King said...

Yes, definitely inside of you, but all the external looking and asking and seeing provide Much of what fills you up! Nice work.
Steve K.

hedgewitch said...

This is just beautiful--full of the wind off the infinite sea, and the sun that makes diamonds of droplets, as you do words.

Gillena Cox said...

Wow how beautifully you have orchestrated your wordsvto form the poet being

Happy New Year

Much love...

Susie Clevenger said...

We poets sit often in the unknown trying to write our way out of a corner. Love this!

Stacy Lynn Mar said...

i think we all have a little bit of a poet inside us....the real feat is in finding our voice.

lovely write.

N.s.k. warnakulasooriya said...

perfect & lovely
good luck
http://imagtalks.blogspot.com/

Sioux said...

I always leave your poems with my mouth gaping open a little. Too brief for my amazement to catch up...

Outlawyer said...

Ah sweet, well-found! k.

angieinspired said...

Yas!

Debi Swim said...

Those last three verse- yes

Jim said...

At least your writer has those writings salted away. Speaking of salting away, you left a comment first on my blog on December 12, 2009.
Love you, Mom Z.
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Carrie Van Horn said...

I love this poem of poets Mama Zen!! True to the core and beautiful!!

grapeling said...

a sea chanty that will ring and ring ~

Bekkie Sanchez said...

It's always good to find one's self and realize what you do have to offer. I enjoyed this one!