The Poetry Thread

This just hit me… A thread in off topic that hasn’t been done yet (or not to my knowledge anyway).

I’m no poet, and I’m not actually sure what I mean when I say the word “poetry” except that it’s a collection of words that are more than the sum of their parts. Never mind what other people mean when they say “poetry” :spin:.

Here’s my current thoughts… Poems can be as brief as the moment that has just passed or as long as a journey into your own soul, they can be understood to be an essential truth or as misunderstood as a fish on a mountain top, they can be deep as the depths of the universe or they can be frivolous as a kitten, they can rhyme in tune or be thoughtful prose that is as dry as a desert, they can have the rhythm and grace of a dancer or they can sink like a stone.

However, this is a forum of artists and other creative types so there must be a few here that have some wonderful words in their heads or even on paper somewhere. I’d really like to see what the forum members have to say.

Here’s my humble first offering:

Poets don’t exist.
They are a figment of the popular imagination.
The only poetry that is really yours
is the rhythm of words in your own mind
as you undertake the tasks that are necessary
for you to live your life.

As I sit in my own mind
Deep thoughts
I like cookies :smiley:

Really! Not your style? How about this?

Knee deep in the water somewhere
Sun is shining and I just don’t care
Only worry in the world
Is the tide gonna reach my chair?

Nice contribution. :slight_smile:

Both of those conform to my definition of poetry, as stated above…

Poems can be as brief as the moment that has just passed or as long as a journey into your own soul,
They can be understood to be an essential truth or as misunderstood as a fish on a mountain top,
They can be deep as the depths of the universe or they can be frivolous as a kitten,
They can rhyme in tune or be thoughtful prose that is as dry as a desert,
They can have the rhythm and grace of a dancer or they can sink like a stone.
[Edit: reformatted the above since it could conform to the word “poetry” under my permissive definition]

Don’t be shy folks… Those words that are in your heads don’t need to be destined to be forgotten, they can be shared!

I really doubt the first one can be called anything… :smiley: I can’t take full credit for the second one as it is a highly modified version of someone (who’s smarter than me’s) song.

The first one brought to mind a comfy armchair by a blazing fire sipping Jack Daniels in the company of friends with a huge plate of chocololate cookies resting on a plate on a low hardwood table. The lights are low with the room mainly lit by the flickering of the flames, shadows are dancing on the walls of the room. There is a lull in the conversation, but it’s a comfortable silence with each person happy in their own mind reflecting on happy memories or considering tentative optimistic desires for what will happen in the future. Occasionally a sip is taken from the glasses of JD or a bite is taken from one of the cookies. The cookies are crisp on the outside but squidgy on the inside like brownies and are about 5 inches in diameter. They are a very dark brown from the high cocoa content and have big chocolate chips.

I like cookies too. :slight_smile:

Here’s a silly one I wrote.

I met a girl; she had a beautiful smile,
We went on a date, and were happy for a while,
Until the day she took me to her place,
She looked at me with a confused look on her face,
She asked, “What was the name of that restaurant where we ate?”
I replied, “I can’t remember, but it’s getting quite late.”
“It’s alright, I’ll look online.”
She sat in her chair, colored lime.
In her browser “Yahoo.com” she typed,
“Google is better than Yahoo,” I griped.
“They’re all the same, don’t you be sore!”
“We’re done,” I said, as I left through the door.

Heres one:

Why this happens I dont know
It is just as white as snow.

It is evil yet benign
It is experienced in time.

If used right it is safe.
If it isn’t then lifes at stake.

It happens to everyone in time
Because of this it’s not a lie.

I’m going there so please take heed
When you’re my age you’ll know what I mean.

Um this isnt a poem bit it is a literary thing I did for school.
It’s an acrostic out of my full name.

Just
Offering
Nothing
Absent-minded
To
Humanity’s
Absent-sensed
Necessities

Final
Reference
And
News
Keeping room

Cooperation
And
Sense
Tell
Everyone
Lab testing and
Listlessness
Are
Not
Offered
Separately.

Enjoy! :smiley:

I love your poetry,man! I do think it is vivid and real-life!

Hhhhhmmmmmmmmmmmm…Vivid? Ah whatever I dont understand those things fully.

Here’s one I did today.

What has happened? I don’t know. I dont want these things to go.

Brandons gone.
Zach has went.
I just know my hours spent.

It happened to them fast
It may be happening to me at last.

Do I like it? No I don’t!
But I have lost all hope.

I just know I’ll fall prey
To this error fully one day.

My last word on this note.
Is not an issue you can vote.

If this happens, don’t despair.
Though it may cause a lack of air

Though it’s awkward, though it’s a fault. It may help one open their vault.

Now I’m going and its painful.
And the knowledge of it is pitiful
But one day you’ll know.
Why it is so hard to go.

Goodbye my childhood,
QGoodbye my life.
Goodbye innocence*
And goodbye might.

Hello age
Hello you
Hello days.
And hello value

It mysterious and obscure…just how I like it :D.

I love what people come up with! I might get up with one as well.

Come on down! The price is right! Post your poem and win a pat on the back :D.

One I wrote for the “You know you’re a Blender user when…”

You wonder why people wonder how something so good can be free.
You know how serious a particular big bunny can be.
You feel the pain when can’t use shortcuts,
But rejoice when you model photo realistic mutts.
Who are you, one might ask?
But no Blender user, no matter how small, would dare hide behind a mask.

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Cool!!!

@Phaser Rave, I loved that poem.

I think I will do one about Microsoft’s products they have attempted (outside of the Windows operating systems).

The Windows phone is problem prone,
The Bing Search Bar won’t get you far…

I need more for this, but couldn’t rhyme anything about the Zune mp3 player, or the horrible Windows Live packs… :smiley: