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Poetry (What Are You?)

Poetry (what are you?)

written by: hedgehog


Poetry, what are you?
Are you a tree that all poets try to climb?
Tall and strong with many published branches
With each poet striving hard to take a bough
Fruit that takes time to ripen each at a different pace
With seeds that grow as poets plant their thoughts
This tree that spawned so many great and new
Is there for all to let their talent grow



I was captivated by Christine E. Ray’s poem On Becoming a Poet and it started me thinking about poets and poetry and what I thought it was, so I penned this poem “Poetry (What are you?)



I'm a retired Civil Servant, I worked for the Ministry of Defence retiring at the age of fifty. I am now seventy years of age and was encouraged by my good friend Annie Mulholland in February 2016 to write short stories and poetry as she thought I was well capable of writing both. I started writing in earnest in June of 2016. I have joined a writing group "Tenovus write with us".

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