The Poet Needs No Gloom

To create art is “[t]o evoke in oneself a feeling one has once experienced, and having evoked it in oneself, then, by means of movements, lines, colors, sounds, or forms expressed in words, so to transmit that feeling that others may experience the same feeling.” ~ Leo Tolstoy, in What Is Art?

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The poet needs no gloom
to craft verses that swallow
the night’s dark—the world
chants of darkness, waiting
to be written into lit words
that speak of all life.

Poems aren’t always self-lived
moments;
but to survive (and to grow),
poetry must be
filled with well-tasted living—

a life-kissed quill
inspires
thought and feels.

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the wee notes…
– Linked to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads ~ Tuesday Platform.

Blacked out from handwritten poem bits I share on Instagram, and stitched to recycled coffee filters (I can’t drink coffee, so I look for any excuse to sniff it *mad giggles*).

45 thoughts on “The Poet Needs No Gloom

    • No, I don’t just write them and build them up myself. I think that would defeat the entire purpose of blackout poetry. You know the handwritten quotes I share on Instagram and on Facebook? Like this one? Well, I save them. After I have a few, I make the blackouts out of them. So, this expanded poem bits includes quotes from 5 different poem.

      I think, that from now on, I will start keeping track of the titles of the original poems. Thanks for asking, Rosemary.

  1. Delicious. That life kissed quill puts lead in my pencil for sure. 😉 Oh matron…I’ve gone all ‘carry on’…oops.

  2. I love the artwork, Magaly! And the poem is darkly lyrical, with a burnished truth: ‘Poems aren’t always self-lived
    moments;
    but to survive (and to grow),
    poetry must be
    filled with well-tasted living—

    a life-kissed quill
    inspires
    thought and feels’.

  3. This is absolutely gorgeously penned, Magaly 😀 I love the quote which you chose to open with and especially this; “a life-kissed quill inspires thought and feels” left me in complete awe!❤️

  4. A person with a vivid imagination can live thousands of lives, but it takes a story teller to let others in on those worlds too. And you’re a brilliant story teller.

  5. A nice viewpoint of poetry writing. I’m on your side, trying to (most times) not write about myself or my battles, but rather share the experience. Especialy liking the lines,
    “… oetry must be
    filled with well-tasted living— …”
    Thank you, Magaly.
    p.s. You may like my today’s post as it is country (Iceland, but which country not important matter) as opposed to Saturday poem about a Qeens rat.
    ..

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