~The Poet’s Poet~
when you think it’s safe to move away
hit with another thought
more profound thought
invention from the tomb
hidden likeness to other poems you’ve written
it is is a likeness nothing more
reputation is at stake here
perhaps but not identical
the train of thought go down a different track
your poem, think at all times
line may hide the next line
down to you to expose it
are times when one word is jealous of the next
is down to you alone to show them they belong together.
this juncture I guess it is time to reveal
is preaching to non-other than himself.
poems were straight forward
writing lark would be no fun
nothing to gladden the heart
finds reading poetry anodyne
has at times been referred to as an ‘anorak’
this hardly interests the reader
should sign off, return and reread what is written.
wish to make it clear they are exculpated
there are times he expatiates on subjects he knows little about.
Chris Black. February 2019 #Poetry