Poet Lady Katz: new forum reply to Why do I write still?

New reply from Susan Katz

<p>Very often, when I find myself needing to write but unable to, I start reading a book of poetry – usually one of my favorites.  So, your poem resonated with me and I thought it very well written.  I particularly liked "I might learn to carry the wonders I am not…" and "They have mastered the new tricks when I don't even know the old…"  There is a certain intensity in your poem and self reflection which, I think, will touch those who read your poem and those, especially, who write poetry.  I think your poem would benefit from editing, tightening the lines, getting rid of unnecessary words – but, overall, good poem.  Thank you so much for sharing it with me,  Susan</p>


Original Post by Sarah01

Why do I write still?

<p style="text-align: center;">Before I let the words flow </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">   There's a ritual I follow or maybe                    I don't </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I open up a book for the thoughts I am incapable of </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">And I wonder if I am too selflish                         a rat</p>
<p style="text-align: center;">eating and teething everything my new born teeth could find </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">My hands too tiny, I might learn to  carry the wonders I am not </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">If I learn to balance them on swords I will be strained a king </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">   A kingdom built in vain </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Oh my, they lived in isolation                                 though </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Enough and immaculate poets </p>
<p style="text-align: center;"> </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">They have mastered the new tricks when I don't even know the old </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I am but a flower reflecting on the blackish damned dungeons </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Of hell, such a sorrow </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">There's a cry in the faraway halls but no, </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">No my spirit is not lost </p>
<p style="text-align: center;"> </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I won't shine I could not yet sailing through the motionless ocean </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">          tints of gold </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">I am not enough and yet I write </p>
<p style="text-align: center;"> But maybe I don't </p>
<p style="text-align: center;">Maybe,  maybe they are just whispers of what   I hold </p>
<p>                                      ~Sarah </p>
<p>     <em>As to why I write poetry                                 when I am not enough </em></p>
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