The Rainbow of Poets


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    For all those that visit and read I thank you. It seems that visits without invitation are becoming quite unique.

    The Rainbow of Poets


    Some are happy and project a pretty yellow hue

    Some are sad and paint poems in the darkest of blue

    Some add a splash of bright orange and glowing red

    Creating writes that confuse and mess up one’s head


    Some create landscapes in the most brilliant of green

    Providing scenes of nature that are very seldom seen

    Others use pastels in various strange erotic fashions

    To stimulate the senses and arouse our inner most passions


    Occasionally we see a poetic canvas in white

    To speak of hope and provide a needed ray of light   

    Then comes the write of gloom...all draped in coal black

    Causing instant depression as we are taken aback


    Next comes the golden tones of pure poetic genius

    Followed by a lime green write that is just plain egregious

    Poems filled with silver linings can sometimes be found

    Some are awe inspiring and others are downright profound


    Occasional you will see a write framed in a faint purple haze

    Impossible to interpret, trapped in its own muddled maze

    Lavender seems to be the choice of more than just some

    They write of flowers and fruit like the Chickasaw plum


    Yes, poets come in many many colors it seems

    All painted by life and a few unfulfilled dreams

    But their message is unique, cast in color or in grey

    As they lay pen aside and await the next inspiring day


    That day may be tomorrow or maybe even next week

    The colors of the poet remain telling and unique

    The canvas of silken paper will draw the poet to its lair

      And words will flow in many colors to fill the soft summer air

    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg June 1, 2010


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    earthly commented on The Rainbow of Poets


    What a sense of peace I felt as I read this truly outstanding poem!! Every line a brilliant stroke of word mastery!!! Without a doubt in my favs-LOVE IT!! Namaste...Earthly



    Thank you for taking the time to read and comment.

    SuSpence commented on The Rainbow of Poets


    Amazing Hampton, I am glad rsalassi commented on this as I was online and the title drew my attention and pulled me in. As a writer of poetry and a painter of oils I can love and appreciate this on several levels. This is pure beauty pure poetry my friend. This is one of my favourite poems I have read in a long time, brilliantly thought out, 10 from me and going into my favs. Peace and Love, Spence



    Thank you, I appreciate your kind remarks more than you know.



    Anytime my friend, you are a talented writer, I always enjoy stopping by, I dont always take the time to comment because I sometimes ramble on non-sensibly haha, but I truly enjoyed this one. Peace and Love, Spence

    rsalassi commented on The Rainbow of Poets


    How did I miss this? I guess each of us on OP has read this, seeking to find himsefl/herself. And, no doubt, they all see themselves in that line about pure poetic genius, but I know you saved that one just for me. HA! Well, the two of us.



    Another of the very many poems that mean something special to the poet but are greeted with luke warmness by the residents of OP...........................................Hampton



    Wel, it is a beautiful poem with beautiful sentiments, and flattering to those who wish to be flattered, no doubt. Those of us who don't wish for such undeserved praise eschew the seriousness of presentation. Humility takes many forms. And even it, too, is subject to misinterpretation.

    Iliketoflyaway commented on The Rainbow of Poets


    Poets come in many different colors. I wonder! Where you outside writting this poem. It is a beautiful thought



    Thank you, your comment is very incisive.

    stellar commented on The Rainbow of Poets


    Yes, poets come in many many colors it seems All painted by life and a few unfulfilled dreams...I love this line....I can simply relate....great poem Hamp!



    Thank you kindly.

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

    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