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Post  mikeschultz on Tue Feb 14 2012, 09:07

Poetry, the means of transportation
Most often employed by working Poets,
Is preferred for its form and its diction
Of feeling. Too few poets but stoics

Studied a measured vocabulary.
Phonics, the art, and a good thesaurus–
Careful now, don’t bust a capillary.
Rhythm and Rhyme form a perfect Nexus

For our memories, descriptive data
Recorded in these symbols on our pages.
How else do we write? We know that a
Truth is truth when it’s come from the ages:

Read to enrich your register of words;
Write till your pens are as mighty as swords.


Michael Schultz © February 14, 2012 (0952)
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Re: Poets’ Pens

Post  looby on Wed Feb 22 2012, 01:00

Very good Mr Thesaurus, I haven't eaten many dictionaries of late, but I do like the last verse.... sunny

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Re: Poets’ Pens

Post  mikeschultz on Wed Feb 22 2012, 06:55

Thanks, Looby, but just for the record, I didn't use a thesaurus or a dictionary. Though I will sometimes use a rhyming dictionary, I very seldom ever resort to using the formal repositories for the English language. I find my work sounds too stiff and artificial when I use words and terms with which I am unfamiliar. Sorry for the lengthy explanation. Thanks for reading. I'm glad you liked the last verse. It's one of my favorites too. Thanks again. Mike
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