Poetry and Fine Wine


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    Just a poetic observation

    Poetry and Fine Wine


    What narcissistic creatures we be

    That we must seek accolades for our poetry

    Should not the write itself be prize enough?

    Must we constantly seek to strut our stuff?

    Are our egos so vastly under-nourished

     That we sulk when works our first admonished?

    To turn a phrase that pleases one’s ear

     Should leave one smiling and without a care

    If praise be one’s only internal perspective

    Then art is not truly one’s final objective

    Poetry is like fine wine my friends

    Its enjoyment should not on others depend

    So pick up your pen and let the creativity flow  

    Write a poem for yourself, a classic poetic Bordeaux


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg June 13, 2010








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    rsalassi commented on Poetry and Fine Wine


    My surfing the waves of OP obviously resulted in my missing several of your postings. I do try to visit the rounds frequently, but fail from time to time. This poem comes closer to speaking universally about the art and the craft of writing poetry.



    Your comments are appreciated Richard.

    ApaqRasgirl commented on Poetry and Fine Wine


    Bravo!!! I loved that statement made in this poem......how true it should be.....thanks love asha



    Thanks to you for visiting.

    icu2 commented on Poetry and Fine Wine


    I think somehow it validates us, and gives our fragile egos a sense of worth. Very nice job with this one, I like it very much.



    Thank you for your comment and your time.

    Charlie23 commented on Poetry and Fine Wine


    a bottomless glass of poetry, drink your fill - wether it be by reading or writing... Why is it that we crave others approval so much on our poetry?



    I wish I could answer that but unfortunately I can't. Thanks.

    Teardrops commented on Poetry and Fine Wine


    this poem is the truth . Loved it and its well written and flows beautifully . Thanks for the read . I love your work Marie



    You are welcome and I thank you for being one of the few that bother to visit and read without being prompted to do so. That means a lot to me.............................Hampton

    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30