the young poets

Pat Gibson
Apr 17, 2023

Count the beats, mark the meter, deconstruct the poem.
Only then will you know it, understand it.
John Senior taught us well.

Because I am old —
A poem must have rhyme.
It must have meter.
Count the syllables, count the meter.

Because I am old —
My poems must be structured.
My poems must rhyme.
Or they are not poems, but…Smith and Gorman.

The beauty of the words —
The young poets,
The beauty of the words —
The emotions —
The painful meanings —

Read them slowly so the book will last.
Read them again to delight in the beauty of the young poets.

--

--

Pat Gibson

A fan of Liad, Valdemar, Pern, and Narnia, I am a writer, an educator, and my first book is Surviving Higgins World available on Amazon.