The Dance of the Poets

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    This poem is another in a series of poems that pay tribute to those that toil that others may enjoy.

    The Dance of the Poets


    O what a grand and glorious sight

    To see stories come to life before one’s eyes

    Through words woven ever so clever and tight

    Poetry comes to life via laughter and sighs   

     

    Rhymes sing musical and lyrical refrains

     As poets write of love and foolish things

    Of spring flowers, of speeding trains

    Of times past and ancient kings.

     

    Wild tales of erotic encounters are told

    And sorrow is expressed in sad forms

    Poets reach deep within for all to behold

    And fantasy is born that disarms    

     

    Tis a magical scene when poets hold court

    They gather and look far into the soul

    Pens fly across the paper as if in some crazy sport

    And lines form the poem as a whole

     

     

    One wonders aloud at this chaotic scene

      While in the distance we hear castanets     

    And adding the beat of a magic tambourine

    We rise and join in the dance of the poets.

     

    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg April 2, 2010.  

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    rsalassi commented on The Dance of the Poets

    09-04-2010

    I like the Gypsy quality in this write, which could easily serve as the other bookend to Poet's Parade. The pair reflect your heart-felt admiration for a group worthy of recognition for its accomplishments, challenges, and ideals. Excellent, sir.

    Hampton

    09/04/2010

    Many thanks.

    Madelynn commented on The Dance of the Poets

    04-07-2010

    Oh I so love this dance!!-I think that it is SO wonderful to be able to share so much beautiful works between ourselves-with just a click! Your wonderful song is so heard and so appreciated Charlie! You are just such a gem, you are!-Maddi

    Hampton

    04/07/2010

    And you my dear are very kind. Thank you.

    jademelissa74 commented on The Dance of the Poets

    04-06-2010

    Charlie, I love the way you weave inspiration and reflection throughout the entire poem. Each stanza speaks of the great captures that a poet obtains through a little imagination and dedication....ahhh...what a sweet and thoughtful musical piece, you have managed to compose! A great poem Charlie!

    Hampton

    04/06/2010

    My thanks go out to you.

    Rhymer commented on The Dance of the Poets

    04-05-2010

    The dance of the poets, this write is so well thought out and written it astounds the reader. You couldn't have captured all of the writes featured here any better.

    Hampton

    04/05/2010

    Thank you very much.

    earthly commented on The Dance of the Poets

    04-05-2010

    I'll join the dance-lol-nice look at the relevance of poetry in our lives, and how different experiences mold our minds and therefore our words-Namaste...Earthly

    Hampton

    04/05/2010

    Thank you for dropping by and commenting.

    Poetry is not a turning loose of emotion, but an escape from emotion.

    T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) American-English poet and playwright.

    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
    Forever–ast
    er
    11
    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
    IN MY OWN WORDS 13
    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