(3rd April 19sixty / Tikapali, Patnagarh, Balangir, Odisha, India now at Tapobana, Titilagarh, Odisha, India)

A Good Poet

A good poet.
Who is a good poet?
Is good poet sinless?
Who is sinless?
And what is a sin?
Who is free from
Obtuseness, inactivity
Heedlessness and delusion?

And what is a poem?
What is it like?
Who is writing poems?
Is poem in love?
And what is love
In this world of passions
Attachment, aversion.

Is a poet happy?
Ask the poet and
The answer you received
Is not his
Hearing the answer
Are you in tranquility.
A good poet
A good poet.

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Nicely done. Yet, the thought that keeps arising in my mind is " Who decides who is a good poet? " Isn't a good poet in the eye of the beholder? Thanks for sharing. : -)
Nice and intresting. Thanks for sharing
A good poet is in the interpretation. Naturally, subjective.
A brilliant work on a good poem and a poet! The last stanza is pragmatic! My pleasure revisiting this fabulous poem.
Gajanan Mishra, no one would deny that you're a gifted poet. But I believe firmly if you would make use of the pronoun " a" prior to a noun: Such as: " Is a poet happy? " Rather than " Is poet happy? " Your verse would read better to the average English speaker. But you're gifted. Keep at it! John
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